USA selection for 2018 Youth Match Racing Worlds:
The 2018 Youth Match Racing World Championship, organized by World Sailing, will be held July 3-8 on Lake Ledro in Trentino, Italy. With racing in the J/22, the selection process for the skipper representing the U.S. will be by resume. Applications must be submitted by 12am/Midnight CST on February 15, 2018. Details.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – USA selection for 2018 Youth Match Racing Worlds, Editor
When at the mercy of fickle winds:
Doldrums is that belt of converging winds and rising air encircling Earth near the Equator. The northeast of the northern hemisphere and southeast trade winds of the southern hemisphere meet there, causing calms, squalls, and thunderstorms. Pure havoc!
The Volvo Ocean Race, in their race from Australia to Hong Kong, are stuck in the Doldrums. The team on Vestas 11th Hour Racing share their experience on January 9, 2018.
Navigator Simon Fisher:
As we slowly work our way up past the Solomon Islands the wind has got steadily lighter and with each new route run, the forecast looks increasingly pessimistic as we are slowly ensnared in the Doldrums.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – When at the mercy of fickle winds, Editor