Yale Leads College Team Race Nationals:
San Diego, CA (May 28, 2016) – Today was the first day of racing for the LaserPerformance Team Race National Championship on North San Diego Bay. Sixteen collegiate teams from across the nation qualified to compete in this event for the national title and the Walter C. Wood Trophy, awarded to the winning team.
The boats hit the water around 10:30 a.m., but due to light winds the racing got sort of a slow start. The May Gray, typical of San Diego, lingered all day, so the skies stayed cloudy and temperatures hovered around the low 60s. The winds were out of the west, southwest starting out light around 5-7 knots building to around 8-10 knots for a period of time and tapering o…
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Australia Dominates Laser Masters World Championship:
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico (May 28, 2016) – The wind gods smiled once again for the last day of the Laser Standard Masters World Championship, capping off the regatta with epic sailing conditions for the final two races of the event.
The sailors enjoyed winds of 12-16 knots off the coast of Riviera Nayarit to wrap up this year’s event in spectacular style. Most sailors favored the right side of the course again today, but the left side seemed to pay just enough to keep the sailors on their toes.
Defending champion, Mark Bethwaite (AUS) closed out a near flawless performance to once again claim victory in the Great Grand Masters Division. Mathematically, Bethwaite did not…
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