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For the first time, the Resolute Cup, which is a premier keelboat competition, is all set to expand way more than the boundaries of the United States this September. Besides, many Olympic sailors, there have been many one-design world champions produced by the Junior Sailing Program. Also, some of the college sailors are outstanding in their sailing skills. The sailors from different yacht clubs will compete with each other and this is the right forum where sailors can definitely test themselves.

 

The Resolute Cup has created its identity which is a class apart compared to other competitions. In 2010, it was known by the name Qualifying Series for Rolex. Now it’s being organized every year in Newport, RI at NYYC Harbour Court. The competition brings together many best amateur sailors across the United States and each of them represents their home yacht club. In 2018, there are 28 teams from 3 major coastlines of the United States. In addition to this, there are inland lakes which will join in September for one design race in the fleet of the same Sonar keelboats by the club. The winning team will definitely receive an invitation for the premier amateur big-boat competition.

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For the first time, the Resolute Cup, which is a premier keelboat competition, is all set to expand way more than the boundaries of the United States this September. Besides, many Olympic sailors, there have been many one-design world champions produced by the Junior Sailing Program. Also, some of the college sailors are outstanding in their sailing skills. The sailors from different yacht clubs will compete with each other and this is the right forum where sailors can definitely test themselves.

The Resolute Cup has created its identity which is a class apart compared to other competitions. In 2010, it was known by the name Qualifying Series for Rolex. Now it’s being organized every year in Newport, RI at NYYC Harbour Court. The competition brings together many best amateur sailors across the United States and each of them represents their home yacht club. In 2018, there are 28 teams from 3 major coastlines of the United States. In addition to this, there are inland lakes which will join in September for one design race in the fleet of the same Sonar keelboats by the club. The winning team will definitely receive an invitation for the premier amateur big-boat competition.

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The Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship and the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup are taking place in Porto Cervo.


This is one of the most popular events in the sailing calendar. It has lived up to the expectations so far. This event is hosted by the Rolex and the International Maxi Association. This time it is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.

The Maxi 72 Class race has so far been dominated by the Momo. This is the third time in a row that Momo has dominated the race and the event. The tactician of the yacht is Marcus Wieser and he has good strategist with him in the form of Murray Jones. This man is a six-time AC competitor and he knows a thing or two about the 72 class races.

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In the year 1921, the family Beetle of New Bedford used the techniques they perfected building, whaling ships and created the Beetle Cat.


This was the boat that is friendly and easy-to-handle and it could be sailed easily by children as well. The clean lines and unique shape of the Beetle Cat have changed over time, and now nearly an after a century, they are abundantly present along the coast of New England.

The owner of Beetle Inc. Bill Womack said “If one gets the opportunity of seeing the boat of beetle on the water, then it cannot be overlooked, the boat has such a beauty.”

Womack along with his craftsmen build the Beetle Cat of 12-foot size out of wood, using the same mold, patterns and techniques as their ancestors used to do decades ago. Womack purchased the company in the year 2003, and moved the workshop where boats were made to Wareham.

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The 3Di sailing technology designed and promoted by North Sails has finally made its debut in the Melges 20 class.


The 3Di technology will be a standard fit that you will find in the Melges 20 class. This is the commitment that North has towards the sailors with advanced sails. It is a technology that will help all sailors looking for a better water experience.

The North Sails 3Di™ Technology will help in making sails using just fiber and adhesive and there is no need of the Mylar film for the string sails anymore. There is the use of an automatic tape laying system that gives the designers perfect control on the placement and orientation of the items needed within the sail.

Tim Healy, the President of North Sails One Design, said that they have come out with a bespoke tape layout for Melges 20 class making use of the North Sails 3Di RACE. The smaller boats will be making use of the Aramid/Dyneema sails.

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