A fleet of nearly 100 boats gathered for a sprint of 30.0nm from Chicago to Waukegan, IL. The first fleet started in a light easterly of 5-6 knots, but the subsequent starts were in nearly calm breeze. After three fleets could not fully clear the starting line, the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race Committee was forced…Read more
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The Riverside Yacht Club in Connecticut hosted its 88th annual Stratford Shoal Race on Long Island Sound. The event featured a combination of fully-crewed, doublehanded and the "Plus+One" PHRF divisions for offshore racing teams. The PHRF 4 division was won by Eben Walker’s J/105 STRANGE BREW. Fifth was the American YC’s J/105 YOUNG AMERICAN youth…Read more
Legendary musician Jimmy Buffett made a surprise appearance at the final awards party for Block Island Race Week, presented by Margaritaville. Buffett took the stage to address the huge gathering of sailors enjoying Margaritaville margaritas and LandShark lager and expressed total enthusiasm for the regatta his lifestyle company sponsored this year. "I think Margaritaville is…Read more
72 teams competed on Lake Erie from June 14-16 in Cleveland Race Week’s One Design Weekend, part of the largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and one of the largest on the Great Lakes. Racing began on Friday for several classes, with the remainder beginning on Saturday. 10 fleets competed over the weekend on four…Read more
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