Posts Tagged ‘Sail Newport’
After two days of qualifiers, we’ve downgraded our expectations at the J/70 Worlds from top ten to top 25, and we’re not even sure that’s enough! My tactical shortcomings have become obvious, as has the absolutely ridiculous level of competition we’re up against. We take some solace that we are well ahead of all sorts of world champions and olympic talent, but we’ll keep grinding on the B-Squared so keep an eye out for us.
We’ll be trying to hurt the livers of some of our competitors tonight with beer provided by Torqeedo motors and rum, vodka, hot dogs and burgers and a couple of t-shirt giveaways sponsored by Eelsnot hull coatings and Sailing Anarchy. If you’re in the Newport Area, come by the big red trailer in the Fort Adams parking lot and share a drink and a story or two. 6′o clock or earlier depending on the racing.
As for “ruddergate” – we heard there is a protest, even though the rudder was not used during a race. Stay tuned.
September 11th, 2014 by admin
A postponment at the Farr 30 Worlds gave some of Newport’s nippers the time to check out the deck of the Farr (or is it “YARRR”?) 30 Just Plain Nutz on Thursday; it’s part of Sail Newport’s very successful junior program, which includes one day of week of ‘dress like a pirate’. America’s future rock stars? Possibly. They sure did like the Farr.
Meanwhile, Deneen Demourkas jumped from 4th to 1st with one horizon-job win on Thursday; the back-to-back World Champ has a 4 point lead over Jabin/Larson/McClintock and another two back to Richardson/Hutchinson/Baxter. With up to 20 knots today (and live coverage on their Facebook page), the shit is getting serious…Meredith Block photo and yesterday’s full gallery here.
Title inspiration to a guy that somehow managed to turn shitty drunken singing on a boat into a multi-million dollar revenue stream.
July 19th, 2013 by admin