Youth Big Boat Program Working Toward Bermuda Race:
Youth big boat programs generally make the most noise before the first starting horn sounds. The goal of nurturing in young sailors a love for racing bigger yachts is noble and noteworthy. But, for a variety of practical reasons—usually limitations in experience, strength, cohesiveness and financial backing—it’s rare to see a team of nippers upstaging the established crews.
But at the 162nd New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex (June 10 to 12, in Newport, R.I.), those teams that find themselves on the starting line next to the Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Youth Big Boat Program Working Toward Bermuda Race, Editor