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    This thread will feature the latest posts from the US Olympic sailor Andrew Campbell's sailing blog at CampbellSailing.com!
     
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    Medal Racing in Kiel

    As reported by Brad Nichol:After a long week of waiting for wind we finally got some good sailing in today. Three of the regatta’s four races were completed today in light lumpy conditions. It was very close sailing with hectic mark roundings and a lot of shuffling amongst the teams. Going into the last race [...]

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    3rd in Medal Race, 7th at Kieler Woche

    Kiel finished up today in fine form with 8-12 knots of northerly breeze under clear blue sunny skies. We had a medal race scheduled for 12:20 this afternoon only 150 yards off the Kiel harbor entrance. The conditions were choppy from spectator traffic and quite shifty as the course was in the lee of the [...]

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    Medal Race Live-track Link from Kiel

    Here we are trying to chase down Mark Mendelblatt and Mark Strube at the medal race Wednesday:There is some video from the 23rd and the Medal Race on this page: http://www.world-of-sailing.info/olympic-classes/star/. Look out for us, we’re black numbers USA-8241Here is the link to our GPS tracking from last week in Kiel. What a great a [...]

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    Lessons in Log Canoe Racing

    After more than my fair share of overseas Starboat competition, traveling around the country to match-race, or race on the Melges 32 circuit, I lucked into being in the US during the first Log Canoe race of the season hosted by the Miles River Yacht Club on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. For those who [...]

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    Silver Heel at St Michaels

    Here are a few of the photos of us racing in St. Michaels last weekend. * ** I don’t care how good you are… Everybody wipes out!

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    Match Racing in Full Swing Before the Star Worlds

    *After Kiel Week and some time off mid-summer, these two weeks in my schedule are being completely devoted to match racing. Last week I hit the road north to Oyster Bay for a three day clinic and two day invitational match race at the Oak Cliff Yacht Club in their fleet of six Swedish Match [...]

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    Windy Leadup for the ‘09 Star Worlds

    The anamometer down at the Varberg Yacht Club’s boatpark reads in big red digital letters. To the casual American observer, the gusts to 20 and average windspeed of 16 seems like a breezy afternoon, but nothing worth writing home about. When you look more closely you realize that the read-out is in Meters per Second [...]

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    Varberg Worlds Off to a Good Start

    Photo: Mark Ivey The first race of six at the 2009 Star Worlds started on time today at 12pm about 4 miles off Sweden’s west coast. 7-15 knots of southeasterly breeze demanded that we were well offshore to get us racing in steady conditions. We had shifty conditions favoring the left hand side for the [...]

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    Rainy Conditions Continue in Varberg

    We waited ashore yesterday for two hours before setting out to the course for race two. We sailed downwind and across to the far edge of the racing circle before attempting to start in a southerly breeze, but just after the gun a 100 degree righty disrupted the race and forced the committee to abandon. [...]

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    Lack of Wind Plagues Star Worlds

    The only weather we had yesterday here in Varberg was teeming rain during our commute to the club. Wind was nowhere to be found and the 85 boats never left the dock. We waited until about 230pm before the race committee decided that the forecast was indeed correct and we wouldn’t have race-able conditions for [...]

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    Two Races at the Star Worlds: “Champagne Sailing”

    Photo credit: friedbits.comIn the words of my friend Dave Wright, today in Sweden we had: “Champagne Sailing.” 7-12 knots of sunny seabreeze, 68-70 degrees, and just enough wave action to get a nice ride with a little work. The difficult part of the sailing today was getting around the current. The racecourse was painfully one-sided [...]

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    5th into the Final Race at Star Worlds

    With one race left in this Star World Championships Magnus and I are fifth. It has been our goal the entire event to just be in the hunt on the last day of the regatta, and along with only five other boats in the 86 boat fleet, we can say we’ve met our goal so [...]

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    Not Enough Wind for Day 6 of Star Worlds. Standby for Reserve Day Saturday

    AP went up right on schedule yesterday at 1155 as the breeze died to about 4 knots for rest of the afternoon. There were pulses of what seemed like race-able wind, but the steady stuff never really made it’s way through. And so, we waited. We waited until 4 o’clock when finally a finger of [...]

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    5th at the Star Worlds, Szabo/Peters take Top Prize

    Race six turned out to be a rough one on a few of the players in top ten. Six of those boats were lined up on the leeward half of the line heading to the left side of the racecourse on the first beat of the day as a 30 degree righty with more breeze [...]

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    More Lessons from Log Canoe Racing

    This past weekend we raced with the formidable Silver Heel log canoe in the Oxford Heritage Regatta hosted by the Tred Avon Yacht Club on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Seven boats showed up for the event all filled to the brim with 10 to 15 people slipping and sliding down the boards keeping this [...]

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    2nd at Knickerbocker Cup

    * photo courtesy of Paula Davis* Sailing with Dave Perry at the helm, Doug Clark trimming and Susan Daly on the bow, we had a great four days of racing*in front of*the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club for the 2009 Knickerbocker Cup Grade 2 Match Race. Very light and tricky conditions were the theme of the weekend. Sailing [...]

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    Silver Heel Action Shots

    For those of you that haven’t seen these Chesapeake Log Canoes in action, or choose not to believe it even when you have seen it: here are a few photos from a couple weekends ago. Courtesy of Bassirou Sarr, (Click to see the full size image) **************************** * Inside Choptank Light.*******Six feet wide, fourteen people-full. ****************************** * Upwind duck, [...]

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    Welcome to Weymouth

    Well actually we’re racing off outside of little town of Portland, England. Here’s a look at the glamour conditions we’ve had here the last few days. Racing will start here at the Sail for Gold regatta held on the future Olympic site for the 2012 Games. More to come over the next few days.*?

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    Tough Day at the Track

    We’ve had better days of racing this season, but that’s how it goes after five or six events in Europe. There are bound to be tough days. With just 20 boats it would seem that the racing might be easier, but there are still five former world champions on the starting line, the top six [...]

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