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ST. FRANCIS CLAIMS MORGAN CUP TEAM RACE TROPHY

Team racing victories are, by definition, a team effort. But when asked about his club's dominating performance in the 16th edition of the Morgan Cup, St. Francis Yacht Club (San Francisco, Calif.) team captain Michael Menninger made sure to credit people who were 3,000 miles away during the course of the regatta, but were instrumental in the team's preparation for [...]

Slow and Steady Wins the Day at 63rd Running of Queen's Cup

For two hours, New York Yacht Club Vice Commodore Bill Ketcham (Greenwich, Conn.) and his team watched as the bulk of the fleet participating in the 63rd edition of the Queen's Cup sailed away from them. It was inevitable, Ketcham's J/44  Maxine  was one of the slowest boats, according to rating, in a 14-boat grouping than ranged in size from 41 to 74 feet. Still it's not [...]

FINAL RESULTS COME DOWN TO THE WIRE AT RACE WEEK AT NEWPORT PRESENTED BY ROLEX

On the eve of the 11th edition of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex, J/109 skipper Bill Sweetser was faced with a tough decision. It wasn't about how to tune his rig or organize his crew. But it nonetheless would have a huge impact on his regatta. He'd entered his boat, a popular one-design in the Northeast, to race under IRC. But he also had the option of [...]

GETTING IN SYNC WITH THE SEA BREEZE ON DAY 2 OF RACE WEEK AT NEWPORT PRESENTED BY ROLEX

When the breeze follows the expected pattern and barely tickles double digits in wind speed, success on the racecourse at Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex can be more about what you didn't do wrong than what you did right. "We didn't really do anything [great]," says Austin Fragomen (New York, N.Y.), the skipper of the 44-foot  Interlodge , which is currently [...]

Prime Racing Conditions Greet Fleet on Day 1 of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex

“It was a fantastic day,” said Ray Pepi (New York, N.Y.), of Day 1 of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. “One of the most enjoyable days of the season. The wind behaved itself and piped up when some of the forecasts were dire, and the race committee did a fantastic job as usual of plotting out the coure and getting us racing on time. We had three [...]