On the Topic of Transparency

James Dadd, chief measurer for the IRC rating rule, has been on a world tour. As one of two international rating rules to handicap different designs of keelboats (the other being ORC), Dadd has been both educator and student. Here is his report as published in the September issue of Seahorse magazine... One issue that seems to raise its head constantly when discussing any rating rule today is most often referred to as ’transparency’. This word always seems to be at the tip of many people’s tongues when talking about the pros and cons of different rating systems. Th...

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Back from a 5-year hiatus, married couple sweep fourth Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon

Back from a 5-year hiatus, married couple sweep fourth Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon http://ift.tt/2cyHjP3 A married couple - who first met while competing on the College of Charleston sailing team - won the fourth annual Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon. Jose and Savannah Fuentes, ages 32 and 34, of Hilton Head Island, easily won the male and female open divisions of the triathlon, which features a .7-mile ocean swim, a 25.1-mile bike and 6.1-mile run. Sailing via Sailing News http://ift.tt/1A3EQ6d September 19, 2016 at 10:51PM

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New Speed Record for Isle of Wight

The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified a new outright world record for the 50nm course around the Isle of Wight in England. Brian Thompson (GBR) and 8 crew sailed the MOD70 Phaedo 3 on August 18 to a time of 02:04:14 (avg speed: 24.15 kt), improving on the previous record of 02:21:25 set by Michel Desjoyeaux (FRA) and 9 crew on the MOD70 Foncia in August 16, 2012. from Scuttlebutt Sailing News http://ift.tt/2d6tBrN via IFTTT

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