Worrell 1000: Surfside Beach, SC to Wrightsville Beach, NC:
The 2019 Worrell 1000 Reunion Race brings back the beach cat contest which held 20 editions from 1976 to 2002. Beginning May 6 from South Florida, three teams take on the 1000 mile offshore adventure to Virginia Beach, VA. Here is the latest update from Beverley Simmons:
May 14: Leg 8 – Surfside Beach, SC to Wrightsville Beach, NC (approximately a 90 mile leg)
It was a beautiful, calm, and cold morning. At least, it felt cold compared to the previous mornings on more Southerly shores.
Winds were steady at 12 knots, from the NORTH – it would be an upwind leg for the majority of the 88-mile leg to Wrightsville Beach past Cape…
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France, Sweden top 470 Europeans:
Sanremo, Italy (May 14, 2019) – The 470 European Championship concluded today with the top ten teams competing in the medal races, sailed in perfect Mediterranean conditions.
As the most prized regatta after the Olympics and World Championship, both the men’s and the women’s top ten standings were so close to give everyone a chance to grab a medal, adding expectation to the mix.
Despite some hours’ waiting, shortly before 2 p.m. the wind set and enabled the Race Committee to launch the medal races on windward/leeward course, that were concluded in less than half an hour.
Ladies kicked-off first, and in a nice westerly France’s Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz t…
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