30 July 2014

Sopot Match Race, Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Jul 31-Aug 3 (video)

Sopot Match Race, Alpari World Match Racing Tour, July 31-August 3 (promo video above)
Sopot is the most prestigeous sea resort in Poland located by the Baltic Sea, between Gdansk and Gdynia. 12 teams will be competing at the Sopot Match Race, Stage 3 of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour starting on 31 July and culminating in the final on 3 of August.

ALPARI World Match Racing Tour - Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland: "Sopot, Poland (30th July 2014): One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events.  This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. As a nation Poland is one of the most prolific internationally when it comes to match racing with the annual Polish Match Tour comprising five or six events annually. As a result, according to event organiser and competitor Przemek Tarnacki, his country also has more sailors in the top 100 of the ISAF match race rankings than any other. It is therefore fitting that Poland’s top event for the first time this year should form part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour... Racing takes place over 4 days from Thursday 31st July until Sunday 3rd August and sunshine with a light to moderate sea breeze are to be expected. The format will see a full round of Qualifying, with the winner advancing to the Semi Finals, followed by a 6 team Quarter Final then Semi Final and Final."
Stage 3 Sopot Match Race, Alpari World Match Racing Tour:
Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar
Björn Hansen (SWE) Hansen Sailing Team
Keith Swinton (AUS) Team Alpari FX
Mathieu Richard (FRA) LunaJets
Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone
Phil Robertson (NZL) Waka Racing
David Gilmour (ASU) Team Gilmour
Przemysław Tarnacki (POL) Tarnacki Yacht Racing
Karol Jabłoński (POL) Jablonski Sailing Team
Nicolai Sehested (DEN) Trefor Match Racing
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team
Staffan Lindberg (FIN) Alandia Sailing Team

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The National Sailing Hall of Fame: Hall of Fame 2014 -  (July 29, 2014) – The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the eight people who will make up its 2014 class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame:  Yachtsman, historian and senior statesman of the sport Henry H. “Harry” Anderson, Jr. (Mystic, Conn.); mathematician and navigator Nathaniel Bowditch (Salem, Mass.); boat builder and U.S. Olympic Sailing Team boatwright Carl Eichenlaub (San Diego, Calif.); brothers Olaf Harken and Peter Harken (both Pewaukee, Wisc.), respectively, boat builder and sailing hardware designer; naval architect and prolific writer L. Francis Herreshoff (Bristol, R.I./Marblehead, Mass.); 1960 5.5 Metre Olympic Gold Medalist and boat builder George O’Day (Brookline, Mass./Dover, Mass.); and Grand Prix yachtsman John B. “Jim” Kilroy (Marina del Rey, Calif.), the recipient of the NSHOF’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Class of 2014 will be inducted on September 28, 2014 in a ceremony at the Detroit Yacht Club.

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