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International Rolex Regatta Dates Set, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

Added by damonAdmin on Nov 23, 2003 - 04:59 PM
Every year the International Rolex Regatta provides great Tornado Catamaran sailing along with other one-design classes in a beautiful island setting.

Friday, March 26 - Sunday, March 28, 2004 -Returning to the Caribbean racing calendar with its unique blend of island-style hospitality, competition and camaraderie, the St. Thomas Yacht Club’s International Rolex Regatta will celebrate its 31st year in 2004. The event features handicap and one-design racing in a beautiful setting; professional race management; and dependable Caribbean tradewinds.

Catamaran Sailors Rescued off Virginia Beach

Added by damonAdmin on Nov 17, 2003 - 07:48 PM
Virginia Beach, VA, Thursday November 13 th 2003 -- Jef and Christian, two experienced catamaran sailors who have known each other since childhood, decided to go for a sail. Jef sails a NACRA 5.2 and Christian (a long time Hobie 16 owner) a Hobie 14. On Thursday, November 13 th, 2003, with high winds in the forecast, the two sailors decided that their combined 310 pounds would be put to good use on the NACRA 5.2, so Christians Hobie 14 stayed on the beach.

They had sailed the NACRA from the same spot the previous weekend with winds in the twenties and very high waves. During that sail the box of emergency flares Jef normally carries on the NACRA 5.2 had been lost at sea. On this Thursday, a gust of 44.9 mph had been reported at 8:00 am, but by the time our sailors launched the boat into unusually flat surf at 2:00 pm, the Oceana station was reporting sustained 27.6 mph with gusts up to 38.

Footnote: This account is based on a phone interview with Christian, combined with available news sources. ---Updated 11-18-2003 with Coast Guard info---

Hobie Backs the Hobie Alter Cup in 2004, 2005

Added by Anonymous on Oct 21, 2003 - 12:12 PM
The Alter Cup Committee has accepted a proposal from the Hobie Cat Company to provide boats for the 2004 and the 2005 US SAILING Multihull Championship regattas for the Hobie Alter Cup. The 2004 event will tentatively be hosted in June of 2004 in the Long Island Sound area, and sailed on the Hobie 16. The 2005 event will be sailed in April or May 2005 in Southern California on the Hobie Tiger.

2003 Qualifying and ladder events throughout the US are mostly complete, and a roster of teams that will be invited to compete in the 2004 Hobie Alter Cup will be finalized in January 2004. The list of qualified teams will be posted on the Alter Cup website at www.ussailing.org/alter. A schedule of 2004 qualifying events for the 2005 Hobie Alter Cup in California will be posted on the website in the early spring 2004.

Footnote: I had to delay publishing this because it was submitted anonymously, please login before submitting news and articles. Thanks to the Alter Cup Chairman, John Williams, for verifying that he wrote this. Also thanks to Hobie Cat Company for supporting catamaran sailing like this.

Tybee 500 - On The Scene Reports

Added by damonAdmin on May 13, 2003 - 12:30 PM
May 12, 2003 - Ismoralda, FL to Hollywood, FL
TheBeachcats.com is proud to bring you our first on-the-scene reports from the Tybee 500 long distance race now in progress.

Connie Brown, our intrepid reporter, is following Team San Diego up the coast for the duration of the 6 leg 526 mile event. She has provided some early pictures and comments with much more to follow. Check this space for further reports, and see the most current catamaran pictures from the event in the Team San Diego photo album. Read the latest updates by clicking on "Read More".
Updated through the finish line, read the exciting conclusion.

Footnote: Catamaran sailing at it's best, stay tuned!

International Catamaran Challenge Trophy Update

Added by damonAdmin on May 02, 2003 - 08:39 PM
SEA CLIFF, N.Y. (April 30, 2003)--The Trustees for the International Catamaran Challenge Trophy (ICCT) announced today that the 2001, 2002, & 2003 Alter Cup champion, Matt Struble, and his crew in the 2003 event, W.F. Oliver, will compete for one of the 10 U.S. defender spots for the ICCT this September in Newport, RI. From Italy, two-time A-Class World Champion Egidio Babbi with crew Daniele Saragoni have posted a bid to secure the opportunity to challenge for the trophy.

2003 International Rolex Regatta

Added by damonAdmin on Apr 04, 2003 - 04:26 PM
By Barby MacGowan

St. Thomas, USVI -- It was the Caribbean, but that didn't mean sailors were laid back when they hit the starting line at St. Thomas Yacht Club's 2003 International Rolex Regatta in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tough competition, warm tropical breezes, blue-water courses and a mix of island culture and energy were on tap from March 28-30 as the annual event celebrated its 30th edition with a new look and a notable increase in entrants-97 to be exact.
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