BYM Sailing & Sports News: "7/17 0:30 PDT Eventful (Transpac) race so far, hit a telephone pole (hard), huge chunk out of centerboard and delamination. Ryan and Eric rigged a halyard, pulled the board, fliiped it over, removed and installed new fittings, re-installed board upside down in case and now sailing again at 95% efficiency. Broke a halyard, as the sail was coming down it caught on foil tower and ripped it off the boat. Tore sail too. Jury-rigged new tower, fixed sail and flying well again. Eric B and Ryan to the rescue."
more info: http://www.transpacyc.com/current-race-honolulu-2013/race-news
10 Americas Cup Words to Know - Regatta Boat Parts - Men's Fitness: "Want in on the action—but haven’t got a clue what announcers mean when they use words like rudder and starboard? We talked to Tim Jeffery, director of athletes and public relations for the America’s Cup Event Authority, who pulled together a list of 10 must-know sailing terms. Commit them to memory, and when it comes time to throw down your knowledge of the sport, you won’t be left staring at your boat shoes. . . ."
Sailing Clubs Aren’t As Exclusive As You Think - Newsweek and The Daily Beast: "“Sailing has had the reputation of being an expensive, elitist sport, but it really isn’t,” says Jack Gierhart, executive director of U.S. Sailing, the governing body for the sport. “Community sailing programs have been around for quite a while, but they’ve become more relevant and active in sailing recently, even in this economy.” Cameron Davidson/Corbis The number of community sailing clubs has increased in the past few years. With more than 550 community sailing programs across the United States, these open-to-the-public and mostly nonprofit clubs account for the recent resurgence of a pastime whose popularity has waned since its heyday in the 1970s and ’80s, when sailing was a chic alternative to motorized boats during the energy crisis. The number of these organizations has risen 10 percent over the past three years, according to Gierhart."
Leeway Sailing Center Goes To Planning Thursday
Ultimately, the current Leeway Sailing Center is 10,044 square feet and the new design would up that to 10,444 square feet. The new design would include a classroom, an office, restrooms, enclosed boat storage, outdoor boat storage and a deck.
Sailing clinic to take place
Tahoe Daily Tribune
Classes are offered for beginners, intermediate sailors and advanced intermediatesailors. Beginning instruction will include sailing fundamentals, basic techniques and knots; the intermediate class will cover sail trim, helming, tacking, radio and man ...
Nesbitt still new to sailing, but a vet
Port Huron Times Herald
The Port Huron resident said she's been sailing for about three or four years, but her one Mackinac Race makes her a bit of a veteran on a crew of mostly rookies aboard Knot Last, which is owned by Port Huron's Steve Bayless. Nesbitt is one of three ...
Sailing: The Gathering Cruise Crews Gather in Dun Laoghaire
Many of the Irish boats joining the cruise have invited friends and family from overseas to sail with them. Derek Harris from Poolbeg Yacht Club in Dublin Port has invited his sister Joan and her husband Brian Martin from Australia to join the cruise ...
NJROTC students learn at 12th annual sailing academy
Despite cutbacks due to sequestration, 34 Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) students from high schools throughout Florida and Georgia spent the week of June 24-28 at NAS Jacksonville to learn how to sail. This is the 12th ...