velocitek banner 12 16

vela banner 2 15

columbia banner 2 15

pyi banner ad

http://www.dryuv.com

ganz

bmc_ad

http://www.crowleys.com/

west system fp banner ad 1 15

http://www.shaw650.com/

c & c 30 banner ad 3 8

c tech 9 22

brooklin boatyard

nacra ad

farr 280 banner 9 4

schwab tower ad 1 15

karver ad 1 14

nautalytics

weta banner 2 9

http://www.lymanmorse.com

hh banner green

lemon and line

rapido banner 2 red

seascape banner

http://www.mauriprosailing.com/

ner banner 3 24

fish fp 4 17

mauri 3 1 SA-Top-Rotate

southern banner 2 15

tan 66 banner 4 4

mc 38 31 banner

oceanvolt  3 9 banner ad

nke 3 15

VX-One-550x150-Bnr_V3

fish masthead banner

b g 4 8 15

Gunboat 5501 in Newport, RI.

Posts Tagged ‘all-american offshore team’

Article Separator

Anyone who spent last summer wincing at the sound of “Oracle Team USA” when referring to a 12-man team with 1.5 Americans aboard will be slightly happier to learn that the Team Alvimedica Volvo 65 will include at least 4 US-based sailors in its Newport-based boat.  Skippers Charlie Enright and Mark Towill officially named Newport badass Nick Dana to the crew, while Amory Ross will reprise his role as On-Board Reporter, though this time with far more freedom than he had during the PUMA days.  That’s four Americans out of 9 total spots (including the media guy), and we understand that Enright is working hard to reach agreement with another US sailor, who we hear is San Fran skiff legend Matt Noble, though that remains unconfirmed.

We can’t hide our disappointment that the kids behind who created the All-American Offshore Team decided they couldn’t perform in the VOR with a young, fully US crew, especially given the non-Americans they named for their official roster: Inshore one-design racer Alberto Bolzan (ITA), 50 year-old navigator Will Oxley (AUS), and Kiwi Volvo Ocean Race backmarkers Ryan Houston (Delta Lloyd, Sanya) and Dave Swete (Sanya).  Could they really find no US offshore and inshore one-design performers with back-of-pack VOR experience like Housty and Swetey?

We admit that we know very little about the constraints the Alvi team is operating under, and we’re happy to see that they are clearly serious about putting together a team with a chance.  But we’re still sad to see the final nail in the coffin of the Morning Light/King’s Point/All-American Offshore Team; a great bunch of kids that we’ve been following since we met the Disneys and the kids at the Morning Light premier about a decade ago.

Head over to the Team Alvi Facebook Page here for the full story, and re-live Mark and Charlie’s first VOR interview with SA from all the way back in February.

 

July 7th, 2014 by admin

whitecap fp ad

sail racer 3 15

http://www.camet.com/

toro 34 banner ad

uk banner ad 3 15

ropeye banner 3 25

LATIS-INTERNATIONAL-SA-AD-APRIL

nosa banner 12 18

fast sailing banner 2

rbs banner ad

ewol banner ad

swing keel ad.jpg_sml

front street ad 4 4

ullman banner 41 15

race the cape banner ad

Gunboat 60 sailing in Annapolis, MD.

hh banner purple

madmarine

infiniti vanner ad 12 14

melges banner 10 14

fisheries ronstan

race q banner ad