Youth Sailing Worlds comes to USA:
American and Australian sailors in the Laser Radial and 420 fleets will return to defend their Youth Sailing World Championships title next week at the 48th edition in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Three hundred eighty-two of the world’s finest young sailors under the age of 19 will be sailing across nine fleets including the Open Multihull – Nacra 15 and the Boy’s and Girl’s 420, RS:X, 29er and Laser Radial.
Held July 16-20, the Youth Sailing World Championships is the pinnacle event for young sailors and 66 nations will be represented across five days of racing.
Charlotte Rose (USA) claimed a hard earned Laser Radial Girl’s gold in 2017, finishing equal on points with Dolo…
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Keep it Simple, Sailor:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
When my wife and I bought our Alerion 28, we were looking for a casual racer that had style. Sporting a low freeboard, self-tacking jib and large cockpit, she has proven to be an easy daysailer, and with her nice looks, has been good on the ego too.
While the boat needed some upgrades for racing, we did not want to impact her “on anchor” appearance. We could have made an easy argument for a re-rig to improve sail handling systems, but the best way to race casually is to be casual. Keep it simple, we said.
So that was our approach, and considering we needed to rig for the spinnaker she lacked, this required some clever thinking. Tha…
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