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June 2, 2016

First Name Rick Question Headline Why did Privateer retire? Your Question Why did Privateer retire? Was there a boat problem, injury or time limit that forced them to retire? They told us they were so far back and stuck in a no weather situation (no wind) and the forecast was showing they would be without wind for an[…..]

Why is Tales having such a hard time finishing?

May 31, 2016

First Name Tim Question Headline Hard time finishing Your Question Why is Tales having such a hard time entering the Narrows? Hi Tim To answer your question we went to both North Sails Expert, Charlie Enright & Anderson Reggio, here’s what they had to say. Sailing into New York is all about current. Right now[…..]

Monday May 30th Update – Charlie Enright – North Sails Expert

May 30, 2016

North Sails Atlantic Cup Expert, Charlie Enright, recaps what he is seeing on the race course and discusses the tricky nature of sailing into New York: “Well it appears that for the teams who took a more inshore route, it was high risk, but it yielded a high-reward especially for Tales. That said, the teams (Amhas, Dragon, Oakcliff)[…..]

Where is Pleiad Racing?

May 30, 2016

First Name Brian Question Headline Where is Pleiad? Your Question HI Charlie, Any word on Pliad position? Tracker leaves them off Hatteras. They still moving well? No drama? Thanks   Hi Brian We just checked in with Pleiad. All is well on board, they recently tacked over to exit the Gulf Stream. They are pointed[…..]

Sunday, May 29th Update – Anderson Reggio – North Sails Expert

May 29, 2016

Fast and Furious The lead 2 boats right now, Tales and Eärendil are just fast. Tales has shown speeds upwards of 19.6 knots. There are still some cells out there that are remnants from this tropical storm, but they are very much into the southerly breeze and whipping along. Most boats are seeing consistent speeds[…..]

Boat Speed

May 29, 2016

  Subject Tracker Question Question Is the boat speed that is posted on the tracking chart speed over the bottom or speed through the water? The tracker is showing speed over ground or SOG.

Saturday, May 28th – Anderson Reggio – North Sails Expert Update

May 28, 2016

“The a tropical storm coming in towards the Carolina coast, which will become a tropical storm tonight. The boats need to get over the top of it and get to the Gulf Stream to make their way north as quickly as possible. The challenge in going over the top is that they will be getting[…..]

Where is the 2016 Inshore Leg Raced?

May 28, 2016

Subject Inshore Leg Question Where is the inshore leg raced? Answer The Inshore Series is raced in Casco Bay just off Fort Allen Park in Portland, Maine. Check out all the info on Leg 3 here:

Will storm Bonnie cause a change in Sat. Start?

May 27, 2016

Question Will the race begin in Charleston earlier than the scheduled Sat at noon? Thanks…Karen Answer Hi Karen, We have been keeping a close eye on the tropical depression, but the race will start at 12 on Saturday as scheduled!

Tips on Getting Into Ocean Racing

April 13, 2016

First Name Zac Subject Tips on Getting Into Ocean Racing Question Do you have any recommendations to young sailor’s looking to get into ocean racing? What are some key skills/qualifications skippers look for? What can I do inshore that will improve my offshore sailing abilities? I am 19 years old and currently training on Elliott[…..]

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