Waiting Game at 29er Worlds:
Long Beach, CA (August 1, 2017) – Fluky winds that refused to settle teased sailors and organizers alike on the second day of the Zhik 29er World Championship Regatta, hosted by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club.
For nearly two hours, the Alpha Course Race Committee boat – called Patience – and mark set boat – Sunshine – hailed each other incessantly; testing (and hoping for) steady enough wind direction and velocity to start a race. “Patience, Sunshine,” reverberated across the course over VHF, sounding more like words of encouragement than a radio call. And they were, marks and lines were moved, and moved again as races were postponed, started, postponed, recalled, and abando…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Waiting Game at 29er Worlds, Editor
Preparing for Sailing’s Toughest Team Challenge:
After a third place finish in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team announced in November they’d return in 2017-18 for a second successive campaign under French skipper Charles Caudrelier. And this time, their sights were only on the top of the podium.
Australian Jack Bouttell, who will be performing bow duties for the team, reports on the team’s preparations.
Time has literally flown by since starting with Dongfeng Race Team back in January, always busy, always sailing, always training. I sailed one leg with Team Dongfeng in the last race, it was a f…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Preparing for Sailing’s Toughest Team Challenge, Editor