03 March 2014

Antigua Sailing Week 2014 video

2014 Enter Antigua Sailing Week video above

Miami center of sailing this week - Outdoors - MiamiHerald.com" . . . The marquee event of sailing week is the Bacardi Cup on Monday through Saturday — one of the longest-running sporting events in the western hemisphere now in its 87th year — featuring as many as 60 Star-class sailboats from 15 countries. The Star — sailing’s oldest Olympic class — will not compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but the venerable keelboat still draws some of the most competitive racers in the world. The two-person team with the lowest score at the conclusion of racing Saturday gets to drink rum from the silverTrofeo Bacardi. The Stars will be joined in the bay Thursday through Saturday by five other one-design classes: Audi Melges 20; J 70; Viper 640; Melges 24; and, new this year, VX One — a sport boat just launched in 2011. The social center for the festivities is Kennedy Park, but the event is co-hosted by the US Sailing Center; Coral Reef Yacht Club; Coconut Grove Sailing Club and Shake-A-Leg Miami." More on the Bacardi Miami Sailing Week: http://www.miamisailingweek.com/ and http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=915

North Sails sold --
REFILE-Sunday British Business - March 2: Thomson Reuters Business News - MSN Money: "CHANGE OF HELM AT SAIL MAKER One of the world's top sail makers has been sold in a deal valuing it at $130 million including debt. Oakley Capital has brought a majority stake in North Technology Group, the owner of U.S.-based North Sails."
Details reported on sale of North Sails
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
It was reported in The Sunday Times on March 2 that North Sails has been sold in a deal valuing it at $130m (£78m), including debt. Oakley Capital, the British investment house, has reportedly bought a majority stake in North Technology Group, the ...

Optimists set new record for one-design in Tasmania
My Sailing
The Optimist, the largest one-design junior sailing dinghy in the world, has over the past weekend achieved the status of being the largest one-design class in Tasmania. A fleet of 56 boats, a record for a single-handed class in this State, contested ...

Annalise Murphy tops annual Irish sailing awards
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
(March 2, 2014) – Annalise Murphy made Irish sailing history last night when she won the most coveted and prestigious Irish sailing award – ISA Sailor of the Year – for the third consecutive year. The award, supported by MGM Boats, was presented at the ...

Padlocks No Protection From Metal Thieves, Sailing Clubs Warned: "..."While the club has experienced break-ins in the past, this is the first occasion when aluminium materials have been stolen. It would appear the club was targeted specifically for this material."..."

Henry Marshall wins Byte CII North American Championship
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Stuart, FL (March 1, 2014) – It was the third of racing for the Byte CII North American Championship being held out of the US Sailing Center Martin County. This event is also the continental qualifier for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games to be held this ...

Clark Hatches A Record Slayer | Sailing World: "WHAT’S LENGTH GOT TO DO WITH IT? In the case of Jim Clark’s new ocean racer under construction at Hodgson’s Boatyard in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, quite a lot, or so says skipper Ken Read. Ken Read’s eyes light up when talking about Jim Clark’s newest ocean-racer project like a child at Christmastime who’s just unwrapped a Red Rider BB gun. The guilty pleasure lies in the fact that this is no ordinary 100-footer (if one can be ordinary). This yacht is designed to be a full-on record-breaker. You name the race or passage—Transat, Transpac, Bermuda, Fastnet, Hobart, to name but five—and it’s likely a target on their project whiteboard. . . ."

Severna Park skipper cleans up at CBYRA ceremony
In a lightly attended ceremony at Annapolis Yacht Club on Saturday morning, the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association presented its annual honors for the racing season. Sailors were recognizes in Cruising One Design, Handicap division and ...

How Advisors Can Leverage Their Leisure Time | On Wall Street"His father built boats as a hobby, and James Hilton developed a passion for watercraft early on. "I've been in all sorts of boats since I was one month old," says Hilton, a financial advisor with UBS. "I love boats and everything about them." Now based in Newport, R.I., Hilton not only sails and races regularly but is also involved in the nearby International Yacht Restoration School and is a past trustee of Sail Newport, a community sailing center. Not surprisingly, boating—specifically yachting—is a useful passion for a financial advisor to cultivate . . . "

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