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Preview: GKA Kite-Surf World Tour 2017 Published

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The new Global Kitesports Association (GKA) Kite-Surf World Tour season is nearing kick off in Tarifa at the end of June. The tour is a mixed discipline series, combining pure wave events with strapless freestyle events. This will be the second year for this combination wave and strapless freestyle format. ... Read More »

America’s Cup: Skunked Again in Bermuda

Hamilton, Bermuda (May 31, 2017) – Mother Nature has proved that she is the only force that can beat the collective might of the America’s Cup teams. She delayed day one of racing with excessive winds, and she returned today with winds that proved to be too light. An announcement ... Read More »

Eight Bells: Bert Foster

Albert “Bert” Foster of Spring Park, MN, formerly of Deephaven, passed away at the age of 80 on May 22, 2017. Bert graduated from St. Louis Country Day School ’54, and Cornell University ’60. He also attended Harvard Business School Executive Program. He was CEO of Cir-Tec and American Plastics ... Read More »

Flying into Round Robin 2

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It’s take two in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, as we head into the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers Round Robin 2, with three intriguing encounters ahead on Bermuda’s Great Sound. Following on from day three, arguably the most thrilling and contentious day of racing in the 35th America’s ... Read More »

Block Island Race: “One never knows, do one?”

With the planned start of the 72nd edition of the Block Island Race on May 26 off of Stamford, CT, conflicting weather models had navigators and skippers scratching their heads as they planned their strategies. Hiro Nakajima – the highly experienced owner of perennial entrant Hiro Maru – made a ... Read More »

Erika Reineke named Women’s College Sailor of the Year

The Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year and Women’s All-American and Honorable Mention were announced during an awards presentation at the Sperry Women’s National Championship at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Center home of the championships hosts College of Charleston Sailing Team. The Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year is ... Read More »

New Zealand-developed app for regattas

An app developed in New Zealand has caught the attention of the sailing world and is being looked at as a tool that can be used at sailing regattas in any country. A special app was designed for last December’s Youth Sailing World Championships held in Auckland which hosted information ... Read More »

Miss Lollypop

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Carlo Paramidani and his girlfriend Giorgia who live in Mallorca with their two little girls have opened a homemade Popsicle store in Palma Nova, sharing the building with Pie in the Sky . Our popsicles are made with fresh fruit from Mallorca every day by Giorgia and they just add ... Read More »