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America’s Cup: Rumors, Capsizes, and Youthful fun

The 35th American’s Cup will have six teams (5 challengers and 1 defender) begin competition in the new 15-meter AC Class on May 26, with a series of qualifiers that lead to the start of the America’s Cup Match on June 17, 2017 (see schedule). Here are some updates from ... Read More »

Old Dogs, New Tricks

Cedric Lewis (above, right) grew up in Annapolis, MD and participated in the junior sailing program at Severn Sailing Association. Having owned several big boats over the years all named Mirage, including a J/29 and Mumm 30, his current boat is a J/105. Now 52 years old, Cedric recently tried ... Read More »

A Unique Kind of Yachting Event

The inaugural Designer Series Rendezvous will honor renowned yachtsman, sailmaker, and naval architect, Ted Hood. Yachts designed by Mr. Hood along with their owners, friends, and the public are invited to participate in a three-day celebration on July 21-23 showcasing his enormous contribution to the sailing world. “We want this ... Read More »

Everyone Can Win the Party

There’s only one winner on the race course, but everyone can win the party. Sailing World magazine asked their readers what made for a good regatta party. Here’s what they found out: The unwritten code of sailboat racing is that the party is as important as the race itself. Yes, ... Read More »

He who has the most toys…..

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A lot of toys came out for this shoot in Saint-Raphael, France. Filmed April 2017, the Flying Phantom and Foil Wakeboard are shadowed by cameras in the air and water. Video published on May 4, 2017. Source : http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2017/05/04/video-29/ Read More »

Coast Guard search for missing man

The US Coast Guard is searching for a Florida man whose sailboat washed ashore near Hatteras, NC on May 1, 2017. Richard Tomlinson, 82, of Clearwater, FL was reportedly sailing from Clearwater to Maine. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City and the crew of ... Read More »

Bringing Back that Loving Feeling

Ron Breault has been following the various articles in Scuttlebutt regarding sailboat racing participation, and offers this report to add a bright spot to the discussion. Last year, when the Camden Classics Cup (CCC) ran its first regatta for a mix of ‘classic’ wood and fiberglass boats, the timing was ... Read More »

America’s Cup: Yes, We Are Talking About Practice

Think NFL preseason, the time of year when teams line-up for reps before the games really count. This was the analogy put forth by America’s Cup defense skipper Jimmy Spithill as the six sailing teams participate in organized practice races in Bermuda. Knowing that NFL teams use the preseason more ... Read More »

Stand by for the SuperFoiler Grand Prix

The mission was to develop the fastest course-racing boat ever for a televised series of competition. It had been done before in Australia with the 18-foot skiffs, and with the new SuperFoiler now in the water, the plan is for it to soon occur again. Darren Davidson reports for The ... Read More »

Match Race Program for Disabled Sailors

The second edition of the Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Regatta for disabled sailors will see the return of Dave Perry (Southport, CT) as coach for the 10 teams racing along with Dave Dellenbaugh (Easton, CT). The 2017 regatta will be raced in Sonars again this year which have been loaned to ... Read More »