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    Published on 05-25-2017 09:35 AM
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    While the fleet of GC32s fly around a racecourse set metres from the shore to the delight of thousands of onlookers, behind the scenes there is an expert team making it all happen seamlessly. This team is led by Extreme Sailing Series™ Race Director, John Craig.

    Craig has had a varied career in sailing, ranging from coaching the Canadian Olympic ...
    Published on 12-07-2016 01:31 PM
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    Paul and daughter Trine sailing the Tornado

    Paul Bert Elvstrřm (25 February 1928 – 7 December 2016) was a Danish yachtsman. He won four Olympic gold medals and eleven world titles in eight different types of boat, including Snipe, Soling, ...
    Published on 08-24-2016 09:05 AM
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    Justin Chisholm of Sail Racing Magazine
    interviews Anthony Kouton of GC32 Argo Racing on the rigours of life on the GC32 Circuit.




    Although the GC32 Class might not get the sort of media attention it’s larger cousins in the America’s Cup attract, fielding 11 teams on the European GC32 Racing Tour makes it the biggest fleet of large high-performance foiling multihulls in the world, ...
    Published on 04-27-2016 12:47 PM
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    For Brett Suwyn, solo sailing offers an opportunity for adventure and a way to get away from the ruckus of city life. A relative newcomer to the sport, as he learns the ways of the sea his adventures are getting bigger and bigger, from a 77-day trip to Alaska last summer, to his first race this summer—the Single-Handed Transpac.

    Brett Suwyn has always loved the solitude and the adventure of the outdoors. Hiking, camping, kayaking—he was into it. He grew up in Michigan ...
    Published on 11-18-2015 02:34 PM
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    Jake Schettewi – a video by Kevin Pritchard

    Jake Schettewi is 14 years-old and he rips. The whole Schettewi family loves windsurfing and ...
    Published on 11-03-2015 09:03 AM
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    Recently unearthed, the 1978 Sports Illustrated Article on Bill Lee, Merlin and the Chicken Coop.

    By Richard W Johnston





    At the end of a rough and sometimes muddy road above Soquel, four miles south of Santa Cruz on the California coast, is a big old chicken house. A small, crudely lettered sign on a telephone pole says BILL LEE YACHTS. The parking lot lies some 30 feet below the coop, and an unpainted wooden staircase leads up to the hen-house door, which bears another sign: BRING A SIX-PACK. A lot of rich people have carried six-packs up those rickety stairs.

    Most arrivals, rich or poor, six-packed ...
    Published on 03-08-2015 01:11 PM
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    You get the immediate sense when you meet the crew of D&D Racing, they are on a mission and won't be distracted by the pitfalls and shortcomings of recent US lack of success in Olympic Sailing in general and the 49er class in particular. ...
    Published on 02-27-2015 11:28 AM
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    The guys & D&D Racing going through the paces on SF Bay.

    Not a bad way to spend a February Thursday afternoon!

    http://olympicsailing.org/

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    Published on 02-06-2015 01:01 PM
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    The Santa Cruz Sentinal Just published a nice piece on Morgan Larson and his mad sailing skills:




    Morgan Larson doesn’t make a very compelling argument that he’s getting too old to be at the top of his game.

    At 43, the Santa Cruz
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    Published on 02-05-2015 02:09 PM
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    Sally Fitzgibbonsis one of the hottest women surfers on the planet at the moment, and we mean that figuratively and literally. She just completed an interview with Red Bull Australia

    Sally Fitzgibbons is a three-time ASP world title runner-up and oh-no-narrowly missed out on her maiden world surfing crown in Hawaii last December. But as professional surfing ushers in a new era under the all-new World Surf League (WSL) banner, the tour veteran at just 24 years of age welcomes the new season with glee.
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