16 December 2013

Sailing Butterfly small scow sailboat (video)


Sailing Butterfly small scow sailboat in Marinette Wisconsin - Published on Nov 30, 2013 - "This small sailboat (Butterfly, 12 foot scow) is perfect for a dad, son, and nephew in the shallow waters in "the pocket" of Marinette Wisconsin, August 2013. We walked across to Seagull Bar a different day, never more than knee deep. The Butterfly is a scaled-down C Scow designed by John Barnett this excellent tiny sailboat is one of the original "One Design" classes still used for racing, but more often for just fooling around, the Butterfly is an excellent sail boat for conditions like these. Prior years have had this one out in high wind, and in strong breezes when sailing solo the boat will plane very fast, if you have the body weight to avoid capsize..."
http://www.butterflyer.org/
http://www.northernlakesailboats.com/

'Nationality Rule' Proposed For Next America's Cup
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Sir Ben Ainslie's historic contribution to Oracle Team USA's astonishing turnaround victory in this year's America's Cup may prompt a future rule change for the yachting classic - one that would prevent its likes from happening again....

As The Cup Turns | Sailing Anarchy
As first reported here on SA almost half a year ago, Franck Cammas is moving forward with his usual laser-beam focus on a French America's Cup bid, and an ...

Australians wrap up successful Sailing World Cup | IPC
Liesl Tesch was victorious for the second straight year in Melbourne in the SKUD18 two-person keelboat race.
www.paralympic.org/.../australians-wrap-successful-sailing-wo...



 News - Round-the-world sailing record attempt - The Weather Network: "Monday, December 2, 2013, 12:28 PM - A 76-year-old man is on a potentially record-breaking voyage. Stanley Paris set sail Monday morning from Saint Augustine, Florida, in an attempt to break two records. He hopes to become both the oldest and fastest person to sail around the world non-stop and alone. His trip was delayed two days because of weather. Paris has sailed around the world before, but never alone until now. He expects the Saint Augustine to Saint Augustine trip to take about 130 days."

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