Women’s Keelboat Champs starts Monday:
Rye, NY (August 12, 2016) – The American Yacht Club in Rye, N.Y. will host the new International Women’s Keelboat Championship in provided J/70 class sailboats from August 14th to 20th.
The championship will offer women keelboat and offshore sailors high quality racing on the international stage without the need to provide their own boats or sails. To ensure a fast and competitive racing format, additional changes have been made to speed up the action.
The format consists of fleet racing with a twist. The championship features sixteen teams from the USA, New Zealand, Germany and Canada, with each team rotating boats after every two races. Each team will race an …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Women’s Keelboat Champs starts Monday, Assoc Editor
Preview of Race Day 5 in Rio:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 12, 2016) – We’ve already seen the debut of one new Olympic event, the Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17. Today it’s the turn of the Women’s Skiff to burst on to the Olympic stage.
Since Sydney 2000 the Men’s Skiff has lit up the track and now the girls get their turn too on the 49erFX. It’s the same equipment as the men use, except the mast is a little shorter and the sail area a little smaller, although the 49erFX is not significantly slower than the full-size rig used by the men.
Meanwhile it’s back to business in all the other events, with the exception of the Mixed Multihull and the Finn fleet with …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Preview of Race Day 5 in Rio, Assoc Editor