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4th at Congressional Cup

It was a tricky day of sailing here in Long Beach. The Santa Ana reared it’s ugly head for most of the morning putting us in postponement as hot sand blew off the beach in 25+ knot puffs. We waited until about 1pm before the breeze finally started to moderate and swing to it’s final [...]

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CISA Clinic 2010 Starts Thursday

33rd CISA Racing Clinic at Long Beach this week LONG BEACH, Calif. - by Rich Roberts With a week off from school, more than a hundred of America’s best young sailors from the East Coast to Hawaii will spend Thursday through Sunday absorbed in another sort of institution: the California International Sailing Association’s 33rd [...]

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#63
CISA Clinic 2010 a Success as reported by Rich Roberts

April 11, 2010? ? Never a bad day of sailing at the CISA Clinic ? LONG BEACH, Calif. ************************? The sun never shined and the sea was lumpy despite a wind too light for whitecaps, but did that ruin anyone’s day for the windup of the California International Sailing Association’s 33rd annual Advanced Racing Clinic at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club? ? Certainly not [...]

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#64
Star Western Hemispheres forecasted to have a windy start in Nassau

Flying straight to Nassau after CISA Clinic, I arrived to find a windy forecast dominating the picture here. New Providence Island had cloudy skies yesterday but he sun is out and the breeze is in already at 8am for the tune-up regatta for the Harry Knowles Trophy recognizing one of the Bahamas original Star sailors [...]

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#65
No blood, no foul - err… Windy opener at Nassau

The breeze was already in when we got down to the Nassau Yacht Club today. We sailed out for a noon start and had two windy triangle windward leeward courses taking about an hour a piece. In the second race the breeze increased steadily from 17 to 22 knots and took a rig and made [...]

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Too much breeze Wednesday in Nassau.

Its still yet to be seen whether there will be sail-able breeze on Thursday, but Wednesday saw AP over A signaling that the day was canceled at 10am. The breeze picked up to well into the high 20s and 30 knot range. We were all forced to stay on shore and look for other stuff [...]

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#67
Windy first day of the Western Hemispheres

Had a tough day of racing after being forced ashore on Wednesday. Thursday morning we had the same type of look to the day, and we sat postponed on shore for an hour yesterday waiting for a wind report from the racecourse. Ultimately we sailed two races in 17-22 knots of breeze and 3 foot [...]

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Windy again Friday in Nassau

Although the forecast called for easing easterlies, the weatherman was not quite right today as 15-22 knot easterlies created good sailing conditions again in Nassau. If we were in Europe it would certainly be called relentless breeze, but because it’s 75 degrees and the water is also 75, the conditions are something closer to ideal. [...]

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Breeze Eases, 10th at Western Hemispheres

The breeze eased to a measly 10-16 knots today for the final two races at the Western Hemisphere Championships. The early start had a tinge of deja vu as 15 knots funneled into Nassau Harbour as we ventured out at 830am. Once we got to the course the wind moderated slightly and went 30 degrees [...]

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#71
8th in New World Rankings, To Europe Next

One week from today, I head overseas for an extended trip to Europe, two training camps and two regattas at Lake Garda and Viareggio, Italy. I’m definitely looking forward to the training time and the regatta opportunities. The trip will begin picking up the borrowed*car in Germany, driving to Weymouth to pickup the borrowed boat [...]

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Six countries in 24 hours

I arrived in England yesterday, twice. First I flew in from Washington to London’s Heathrow Airport before catching a connecting flight across the channel to Dusseldorf. Once there I met a driver to take me to Jackie’s family’s hometown of Krefeld in western Germany. After a quick shower and freshen up I picked up the [...]

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New Sponsor Announced: Go Raise Green

After a serious amount of European driving I made it to Lake Garda Monday with the boat and met our two other American boats, our training partners. Brad and I made it out for a shakedown sail today after spending the morning rigging in steady rain. When we drove in yesterday there was no wind [...]

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New Awesome CISA Video

Here’s the follow up from the CISA Clinic 2010. If you’ve never been involved with the clinic this video will be a great introduction to what we do. If you’ve done the clinic before you’ll enjoy, no doubt!CISA Advanced Racing Clinic from Jacqueline Schmitz on Vimeo.

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#75
Sixth Place Going into Olympic Garda Medal Race Tomorrow

This high-cliffed lake has lived up to both it’s epic reputation of funneling breeze as well as being a traditional fickle lake. The wind on both the first and last days of the regatta started strong and ended glassy, while the middle two days had beautiful sailing conditions 12-20 knots and 20 miles of fetch [...]

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European Championships Set to Start in Viareggio, Italy

We’re back in Italy after delivering the boat north from Garda to Medemblik, Holland for it’s owner Andy MacDonald to use at the Delta Lloyd Regatta and then huffing it back down to Viareggio. When we left Holland it was raining and 55 degrees, and since we’ve arrived in Viareggio it’s been hanging in the [...]

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Sixth in Race 1

It’s official, our buddies German team Polgar and Koy beat more teams today than any Star class team has ever beaten in the 99 year history of the class. More than 140 boats lumbered around the racetrack in just less than 2.5 hours today. At the starting line only a mile from the beach the [...]

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20th in Race 2

After a great start on what turned out to be the wrong side of the course, we ended up fighting for 20th around the first top mark. We broke into the teens only to be swallowed up but a group of boats as we drifted through the finish line 2 and 1/2 hours after we [...]

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4 Down, 2 to Go

Here’s a great example of the size of the crowd. Fried Elliott is here taking some cool shots.We’ve had four races in four days here in Viareggio. Light air is still the name of the game, but the steady and relatively even pressure has provided for some very nice racing. This morning we sailed out [...]

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