While we counted down the last few minutes to our start, an emergency situation suddenly appeared. During a tack away from the line, we lost a hat overboard.
As the French SailGP team wrote in their latest press release, "Il fait frisquet à Frisco." They're comparing the relatively mild conditions for the first act of the series in Sydney to the brisk conditions in the Frisky City for the second act this weekend.
If you'd like to compare 5 knots to 50 knots, this is the weekend to take your boat out on the Bay. But keep your distance. SailGP is sailing on the Cityfront with practice races today and the two-day regatta tomorrow and Sunday.
When it comes to serious yacht racing combined with serious partying on the cleanest, safest and most beautiful island in the Caribbean, nothing compares with Les Voiles. Nothing.
Phil Robertson called it “the scariest moment I have ever had on a yacht. The boat literally leapt out of the water and nose-dived. We destroyed most of the wing.”
The stakes are high in this conflict, most notably the future of the class's inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Currently the Laser and Laser Radial are the 'equipment' for the men's and women's one-person dinghy events.
"It's an epic race, with an epic party. No matter what type of boat you sail, we've got a division for you: multihulls, PHRF, one-design, non-spinnaker, even a cruising division."
SailGP founder and five-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts landed to see what was taking shape as the second heat of the 2019 SailGP circuit readies for its US debut on San Francisco Bay May 4-5.
The foiling cats return to San Francisco Bay as SailGP’s first-ever US-held event is set to ignite the waters of San Francisco Bay. On May 4-5, six national teams will fight for supremacy aboard identical, supercharged 50-ft foiling catamarans capable of hitting 50 knots. More »
Cameron Tuttle, the former race chair at Tiburon Yacht Club and Latitude 38 reader, has a question. He saw a Facebook post from Bay Area PRO guru Jeff Zarwell, who described the rigors of running the Nations Cup during some bizarre tides.
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