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Measurements at Championships

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 19:08

By Antonio Bari - Rules Committee Chairman

Serious Sailing is part of our motto (the other side, serious fun, is not the responsibility of the Rules Committee...) And Serious Sailing requires serious measurements, to ensure a fair competition.

In the past, international championships were sailed by very small fleets and the regattas were scheduled with 2 days of measurements and 5 or 6 days of racing (depending on the spare day, if present or not).

Now that fleets have grown dramatically (and this is positive, in my opinion), with 100 boats entering a regatta, measurement takes too much time. It was reported that at the 2017 Worlds it lasted 6 days. More days to measure than to sail.

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Sails in France

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 18:50

Photo courtesy of Snipe Class France

Original creation of Alexandre Jacquinot (Color Live Snipe Xperience)

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Alpha Lake, Cliffe, North Kent, United Kingdom, October 15, 2017

by Richard Lambert (from Yachts and Yachting)

61 years of sailing and windsurfing at Blue Circle Sailing Club came to an end on Sunday. The club, based at Alpha Lake in Cliffe, North Kent was forced to close because the landlord, Brett Aggregates decided not to renew the lease and instead use the site for an 'ecological enhancement' which will reduce the 140 acre facility to 1 metre depth. The lake will be part-filled with spoil taken from industrial projects. Once completed, the site will be handed over to the RSPB to extend their neighbouring nature reserve.

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Semana de Buenos Aires - Final

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 07:36

Buenos Aires, October 16, 2017. Final results after 6 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Benja Sans Sailing Photo)

1. Augusto Amato & Constanza Alvarez, 8

2. Luciano Pesci & Barbara Brotons, 14

3. Javier Marcelo Moyano & Javier Matheu, 16

4. Ignacio Fernández Viña & Bruno Mollo, 17

5. Eduardo Santambrogio & Adrián Pis, 21

... full results ...