Volvo Ocean Race: Cammas to Join Dongfeng:
Following an injury to Dongfeng Race Team navigator Pascal Bidegorry, the Chinese-flagged entry in the Volvo Ocean Race has called up Franck Cammas, one of the stars of French sailing.
The skipper of the recent French America’s Cup campaign, Groupama Team France, and a former Volvo Ocean Race winner as skipper of Groupama 4 in the 2011-12 edition, Cammas is standing in at the last minute as replacement for Bidegorry who sustained a rib injury on Leg 3.
Cammas, aged 45, from Lorient in Brittany, will sail as navigator on board Dongfeng alongside skipper Charles Caudrelier, one of his closest friends in professional sailing and a former crew member on Groupama in the 2011-12 campaig…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Volvo Ocean Race: Cammas to Join Dongfeng, Assoc Editor
EIGHT BELLS: Everett Pearson:
Here’s a life to really celebrate! Neither I, nor J/Boats, nor sailing in America would be where we are without him. Everett Pearson may be the grandfather of production auxiliary fiberglass boatbuilding, selling 17 Pearson Tritons at the 1959 New York Boat Show. But, he was Rod’s and my 3rd brother that made J/Boats happen. Rod had a design, I had $ 20,000 and a marketing plan.
But, it was Ever…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – EIGHT BELLS: Everett Pearson, Assoc Editor