Scuttlebutt Sailing News

major sailing news, commentary, opinions, features and dock talk . . . with a North American focus.
  1. Following the update that a new ownership group had bought the the United States SailGP Team, and that CEO and driver Jimmy Spithill (AUS) had been released, more details have now come from the team. Notable involvement includes from Taylor Canfield and Mike Buckley (above), who were the founders of Stars + Stripes Team USA [&hellip
  2. The choice of Jeddah for the America’s Cup Preliminary Regatta on November 30-December 2 has been a conflict of interests. For an event seeking to be a leader in sustainability, it throws a massive carbon footprint requiring the six teams travel to Saudi Arabia, a country famous for oil. For an event eager to expand [&hellip
  3. When a kid says “Daddy, I want mommy” that’s the kid version of “I’d like to speak to your supervisor.” For stories from November 28: Providing wisdom since 1997, the Curmudgeon’s Observation has been a hallmark of the Scuttlebutt Newsletter which delivers a digest of major sailing news, commentary, opinions, features and dock talk…with [&hellip
  4. When the topic is improving participation and satisfaction, there are plenty of example to lean on. John Burnham, a noted marine journalist and leadership coach, shares his experience from Newport, RI: In my experience as Shields Fleet 9 fleet captain from 2020-2022, I am a believer all over again in the importance of the telephone [&hellip
  5. Sarah Newberry Moore balances life on the Olympic Nacra 17 campaign trail and raising her toddler. Story by Michelle Slade for Sailing World: Sarah Newberry Moore’s son, Iren, just turned 2. Not only is he already wreaking havoc at the New York YC—scattering Goldfish crackers across the manicured lawn at Harbour Court and spilling his [&hellip
  6. by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing News The headline from the Antigua Observer stated, “Carrack Jones’ historic sailing triumph confirmed: A new World Record set” Only problem is that no world record was set, at least not the kind that meets necessary standards. I mean, the other night I slept for more than six hours… it [&hellip
  7. After a record fleet of 40 IMOCAs competed in the 2023 Transat Jacques Vabre from France to Martinique, the Class has organized a solo race for the 60-footers to get back to Europe. Starting November 30, over 32 boats will be taking on the inaugural Retour à la Base from the French Caribbean to Lorient. [&hellip
  8. The provincial marine associations from across the country, collectively representing over 80,000 jobs and $9.2B in national annual economic impact, announced the formation of a new national association whose mandate will be to represent the interests of recreational boating including recreational boat retailing and brokering, boat and engine & trailer sales, accessories, slip rentals, service, [&hellip
  9. Britain’s Pip Hare explains for Yachting World how she’s turbocharged her IMOCA 60 Medallia ahead of next year’s Vendée Globe, the ultimate race for any singlehanded offshore sailor Ahead of me, the bow of Medallia is pointing at the sky. This is not poetic license; I am actually looking upwards at my bowsprit as it [&hellip
  10. The US Coast Guard often refer to the support received during a rescue from a Good Samaritan, which is a private vessel that renders voluntary aid without compensation to a person or vessel who is injured or in danger. A search area can be massive, so getting the support from the boating community can be [&hellip