|09/29/2015||World Match Racing Tour - Scramble For Points at Bermuda Argo Gold Cup|
October 6th through 11th is the Argo Group Gold Cup - the penultimate event on the 2015 World Match Racing Tour. 16 teams will be sailing International One Designs focusing on getting their name on this prestigious King Edward VII Gold Cup trophy alongside many of the greats in our sport but some will also be keeping one eye on the overall championship points!
|09/21/2015||Jonathan Farrar Wins IOD World Championship|
With a bullet in the eighth race, Jonathan Farrar of Fishers Island, NY clinched the International One Design World Championship with a race to spare, winning the title earned by his father Kevin eleven years ago.
Farrar won three of the nine races in the fourteen-team regatta on Nantucket Sound to finish one point ahead of last race winner Martin Rygh of Norway. North East Harbor sailor John Henry placed third, ahead of local champ Robert Constable of the host Nantucket fleet.
The five-day championship (Sept 14-18) was hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club with their evenly matched fleet of fifteen IODs. The boats were rotated among the teams after each race. Six teams won at least one race in the regatta, which included entries from six countries....(continued)
|08/12/2015||International One-Designs Were Conceived Out of Love|
By TOM VERDE Sun Staff Writer
It was a classic case of coup de foudre, as the French call it: love at first sight.
The year was 1936, and the Larchmont (N.Y.) Yacht Club’s famed racing skipper, the late Cornelius “Corny” Shields — dubbed “the gray fox of Long Island Sound” for his competitive spirit and wily knowledge of the Sound’s tricky tides and weather — was racing in Bermuda when he caught sight of a brand new, 6-meter yacht, “Saga,” built by Norwegian boat designer Bjarne Aas.
“The minute I saw Saga, I fell in love with her,” Shields later wrote. “I thought she was the most beautiful boat I had ever seen. I loved her shape, her sheer, her dainty transom, and...(continued)
|07/28/2015||World Match Racing Tour and America's Cup to meet in Bermuda|
Before the America’s Cup World Series takes the stage in Bermuda on October 16-18, the World Match Racing Tour will have the spotlight, and some of the America’s Cup teams will be getting in on the action for the Argo Group Gold Cup on October 6-11.
Whether success on catamarans translates to mastering the event’s 33-foot long IOD sloop will be decided by America’s Cup teams Artemis Racing and Softbank Team Japan, with the later skippered by Dean Barker of New Zealand, who is a past match racing world champion.
The America’s Cup teams will also have to face the Argo Group Gold Cup reigning champion Johnie Berntsson, who is among a stellar group of skippers that have confirmed their entry to host Royal Bermuda...(continued)
|07/16/2015||Chester Race Week - Canada's Largest Annual Keelboat Regatta|
The Notice of Race for Chester Race Week – Canada’s largest (and North America’s second largest) annual keelboat race week – is now available for the event running from August 12 to 15 in the picturesque town of Chester, Nova Scotia.
Chester Race Week 2015 (CRW), hosted by the Chester Yacht Club, boasts a race course for every skill level and boat class, daily events with live music, two food trucks, and the return of racing seminars from famed Canadian Olympian, Soling World and Amercia’s Cup champion, Andreas Josenhans.
Named one of Sailing World magazine’s 14 greatest sailing events in North America, the racing venue on Mahone Bay along Nova Scotia’s scenic South Shore provides four...(continued)