Variety for Charleston Race Week 2019:
Charleston, South Carolina (April 12, 2019) – Sperry Charleston Race Week 2019 got off to a rip roaring start today with south-southeasterly winds ranging from 10 to 20 knots allowing organizers to complete four races for most of the classes doing windward-leeward courses.
A fleet of almost 260 sailboats in 18 different classes took over almost every inch of the Cooper River, with seven different race courses set in various pockets of the harbor.
“It was an absolutely beautiful day on the water, a great day for racing,” said George Collins, who skippered Chessie Racing to victory in Spinnaker PHRF A class that completed a 17-nautical mile Pursuit Race. “You can’t beat…
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Elimination day at Nations Cup 2019:
San Francisco, CA (April 12, 2019) – The third day at World Sailing’s Nations Cup Grand Final began with the repechage Stage 2 for four Open Division teams and five Women’s teams, all competing for the chance to continue racing in Stage 3. Those two coveted spots were taken by Clare Costanzo (AUS) in the Women’s Division and Nick Egnot-Johnson (NZL) in the Open Division.
As a testament to just how close the sailing has been, the Women’s Division teams from Australia, Sweden, Finland, South Africa and Great Britain swapped wins and losses, resulting in an unbreakable three-way tie. Stage 1 standings came into play, allowing Costanzo to advance and leaving Johanna Bergqvist…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Elimination day at Nations Cup 2019, Editor