Sad news from Lake Michigan, LO300 a success...

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 22 Jul 2011
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I was racing in the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge this past week-end when I found our about the tragic events on Lake Michigan. A cold front swept through on Monday morning and brought 40-knot winds and heavy rain as we headed west along the south shore; it looked sufficiently menacing for us to take sails down but only lasted a few minutes. In short order, we resumed our course towards the next mark as the sun came out to dry boat and crew. It wasn't until later in the day, as we got closer to shore and cellular coverage, that I stepped down in the cabin to reach my iPhone and tweet about the squall that I came across a news update from my colleagues at the Chicago Yacht Club. In shock, I found myself reading it over and over before I could share the news with my fellow crew members; racers like us have just died on a Great Lake race. Fair winds to Mark Morley and Suzanne Bickel, from Saginaw, MI who were lost when the yacht WingNuts; deepest respect to the crew of Sociable who successfully rescued six other crew members in the most challenging circumstances.

Back to Lake Ontario, Robert Eckersley from the Queen City Yacht Club in Toronto won the Sperry Cup on Blue Streak, a J/109, in a rather uneventful Lake Ontario 300 Challenge. Tuesday evening flag presentation and post-race party at PCYC was on the quiet side and conversations about the Lake Michigan could be heard everywhere.

The Transpac Race is now over with Hassle crossing the finish line after seventeen days at sea yesterday, great persistence on their part. Best finish goes to Jack Taylor from Dana Point Yacht Club Club in southern California who, on his Santa Cruz 50, completed the course from Long Beach to Hawaii in ten days.

The eighth edition of the biennial Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race starts on Sunday 31 July from Southampton on the south coast of England. Ten identical 68-foot race boats will take crews made up of regular folks who have signed up for the event; with a dedicated skipper on board, they will race each other over multiple legs that will take them around the world for the next year. Each yacht is fully equipped with the latest in communication technologies; we can expect interviews and images from the crew as they challenge themselves over the next months. Find out more at

Safe boating to all!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

Another great year for the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge!
Sail-World Canada,
A significant contrast from the 2010 event, the nearly 130 racers who participated in this year's Lake Ontario 300 Challenge were greeted with excellent weather and fabulous sailing conditions throughout most of the race.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 day 3 - Tricky conditions
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 - It looks like a tricky, transition day for the teams as the strong Mistral NW'ly breeze which has prevailed through the first two days of racing on Sardinia's Gulf of Cagliari gives way to S'ly sea breeze conditions. So the morning has already seen conflict between the two breezes.... [more]
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Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac 2011 Overall Results
Chicago Yacht Club,
Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac 2011 - presented by Veuve Clicquot overall results... [more]
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Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 images by Studio Borlenghi
Stefano Gattini and Guido Trombetta,
Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 images by photographers Stefano Gattini and Guido Trombetta of Studio Borlenghi.... [more]
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Chicago-Mackinac 2011 storm video footage
Greg Alm,
Here's edited footage shot from a helmet camera aboard the J109 Realt Na Mara during the 2011 Chicago to Mackinac Race in 50-60+ knots.... [more]
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Lake Ontario 300 Video interviews
Sail-World Staff,
Sail-World Canada Clarity Nicoll has the opportunity to chat with organizers and participants of the 2011 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge at the Skippers Meeting at Port Credit Yacht Club, then captures some of the action on the start line.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series returns to Cowes
Extreme Sailing Series,
The Extreme Sailing Series for the fifth consecutive year will return to Cowes. Twelve Extreme 40 catamarans, with world-renowned sailors from 15 nationalities, will line up on 6 August for seven days of high-octane ‘stadium sailing' action the circuit has become renowned for.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Images of Cascais
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget went touring around Cascais, Portugal, ahead of the first event of the America's Cup World Series, with shots of the town and coast... [more]
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Images of the Volvo Ocean Race: Around the teams - 100 days to go
A gallery of images from the seven teams entered in the 2011/210 Volvo Ocean race which starts in just 100 days.... [more]
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Chicago-Mackinac Race—100 Knots and Off the Clock

Hearing that it's windy and rainy is one thing. Hearing that water is vaporizing all around you is a completely different tale of horror. Descriptions of the 'strobing' lightning and 'white water everywhere' are on an entirely different level than anything that racing sailors in North America have seen in many, many decades.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle Racing News - Edition 19 - In Cascais
Oracle Racing Media,
Oracle Racing's newsletter for 18 July 2011 covering the arrival in Cascais... [more]
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Press Conference with Chicago Yacht Club's Greg Freeman
Chicago Yacht Club,
Chicago Yacht Club's 103rd Race to Mackinac. Press Conference audio - Greg Freeman, Chair of the Race to Mackinac Comittee... [more]
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Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race preview
Heather Ewing,
Clipper 2011-12 Round the World Yacht Race - Five hundred 'people like you' representing more than 40 nationalities and all walks of life have signed up to take part in the challenge of a lifetime. More than 40 per cent of them had never sailed before beginning their pre-race training. The ten 68-foot yachts will be berthed in Ocean Village, Southampton, from Thursday 28 to Sunday 31 July.... [more]
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Chicago-Mackinac Race—State of the Race
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
The sun is shining here on Mackinac Island, and a gentle breeze is flowing out of the south-southwest, helping to deliver the remaining 150 boats that are still racing to this picturesque island. To date, 148 boats have finished race, and 36 boats have withdrawn due either to the lashing, violent winds of last night's vicious storm.... [more]
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Coast Guard releases names of crewmembers involved in vessel capsizing
US Coast Guard,
Having completed notifications of the next of kin, as well as debriefing immediate family members regarding the details of the search, the Coast Guard is officially releasing the names of those boaters who died and those who were rescued this morning in Lake Michigan.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2013-2014 opens to solo and double-handed Class40s
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race 2013-2014 will now have a division for double-handed Class40s. When the Global Solo Race 2013-14 format was announced in February this year, the decision for a single-handed race was driven by offshore yachtsmen and Class40 sailors.... [more]
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Chicago-Mackinac Race—A Tale of Two Races
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
For the 350 boats racing in this year's Chicago-Mac Race, the sailing truly was a tale of two distinctly different races, governed entirely by when boats finished sailing.Vessels that finished sailing prior to Sunday night's horrible storm reported Champagne-sailing conditions. Mother Nature, however, was not kind to boats that finished later after the storm swept the course.... [more]
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America's Cup: On the PR schmooze in San Francisco
The America's Cup Defender, Oracle Racing, has been conducting a public awareness campaign in San Francisco. The following two videos shows the sailors on Comcast's SportsNet... [more]
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Chicago-Mackinac Race—Mac Finishes
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
The Chicago Yacht Club's 103rd Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot—While the early reports involved tales of downhill sailing, boats arriving later in the evening were dealt a catastrophic bag of conditions, covering the gamut of light stuff to a severe Midwestern thunderstorm that delivered sheet lightning, peak winds in the mid-40s and torrential rain.... [more]
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America's Cup: Team Korea makes first splash in Cascais
Team Korea took to the water in Cascais, Portugal on Saturday morning for its first ever sail, marking another milestone for the first Korean America's Cup challenge. The team are one of nine competing in the first round of the America's Cup World Series - a preliminary series of regattas staged as a prelude to the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco.... [more]
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Chicago-Mackinac Race—The New Old Fashioned Way
David Schmidt,
The Chicago Yacht Club's 103rd Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot—Believe it or not, there was a day—not so long ago—when the Internet did not rule people's lives. True, information moved slower, but the pace of life was also a bit slower then as well (example: horses, not cars).... [more]
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Chicago Mackinac Start line photos
Race to Mackinac - event media,
The 103rd Chicago Mackinac Race presented by Veuve Clicquot started today. Here is a selection of startline images. The online image gallery can be found from the Press button on the top menu at More will be posted over the next 24 hours.... [more]
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Cruising fleet leaders powering up the lake
Rob Kothe,
The 103rd Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac presented by Veuve Clicquot started yesterday afternoon for the 50 boat cruising fleet. Today, the massive 310 boat race fleet will head 333 miles north, with the first start for double-handed boats scheduled at 11:30 a. m.... [more]
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Chicago Mackinac weather set to test big fleet
Race to Mackinac - event media,
The Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac presented by Veuve Clicquot started this afternoon for the 50 boat cruising fleet and tomorrow the massive 310 boat race fleet will head 333 miles north, with the first start for double handed boats scheduled from 11:30am. Earlier in the week, the weather picture looked quite straight forward for the sailors but the slow moving high that has delivered s... [more]
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Canadian Mystery Ship at the 2011 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
Greg Nicoll,
Steve Jay and Clark Carruthers (19-year Chicago Mac veteran) docked their 1971 C&C 35 Mark 1, Mystery at the Chicago Yacht Club this morning after traveling 535 miles and 97 hours from the Sarnia Yacht Club. Steve and Clark were previous winners of their section in the 100th anniversary. More recently, they have flagged in four of the past six Chicago Mackinac races. Why this race? The Chicago Mac... [more]
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