Cast Your Vote—Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
Now is the time to cast your vote for the inaugural inductees into The National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame (NSHOF), a fledgling organization that is currently working on establishing a permanent facility on the historic waterfront in Annapolis, Maryland. 'We are excited to be joining other sports that recognize the accomplishments of their most outstanding participants,' said Dick Franyo (Annapolis, Md.), President of the NSHOF Board of Directors. 'The Hall of Fame is endorsed by US SAILING, the national governing body for the sport, and, judging by the feedback we have received, has the enthusiastic support of many sailors around the country.' The vote is calling for nominations of American sailors, age 45 and up, who have made a significant contribution to the sport of sailing. The nomination period closes on June 1st, so be sure to check out the story and make your suggestions. The chosen sailors will be honored on October 23, 2011, during ceremonies scheduled to take place at San Diego Yacht Club in California.
Cup fans, check out the video on Artemis Racing's AC45 program. The clip includes great helicopter video of several AC45s sailing against each other, as well as some well-edited one-on-one action. Skipper Terry Hutchinson also sheds some light on his team and their future plans for the next several years. Fans of Oracle Racing, meanwhile, should check out the team's newsletter, which is inside.
In the double-handed, nonstop Barcelona World Race, Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernández sailed their IMOCA 60, Mapfre, across the finishing line yesterday, after sailing 28,759 miles in 94 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes and 35 seconds, a pace of 12.63 knots. This pace put them at the dock 22 hours, 56 minutes and 59 seconds behind race winners Jean Pierre Dick and Loïck Peyron. 'Until 14 months ago we had never sailed an IMOCA 60 so we could not aspire to very much,' said Martinez. 'But the race was very good, much better than we expected. We've made a huge step.'
Also offshore, the four skippers racing in the singlehanded Velux 5 Oceans Race are approaching in the Doldrums. Not surprisingly, American Brad Van Liew is leading the pack, as he has for every leg. For Van Liew, this one holds special importance as he hails from Charleston, South Carolina, this leg's end point. Canadian Derek Hatfield is currently putting the most pressure on Van Liew. 'Now I am really upping the ante to try to get into a better position,' said Hatfield. 'Without wanting to tempt fate right now the Doldrums are looking like a non-event. If it continues the way it is now Brad and I could get through without stopping, which would be fantastic.' More inside.
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia 2011 Pedro Martinez
And finally, in Olympic sailing, be sure to check out the reports from the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics (USSTAG) sailors are sailing strong in this event, which is part of the 2010-2011 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup.
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