November 12, 1992 |
Mike Holleren's Nelson/Marek 70 Starship I from the Long Beach Yacht Club leaped from sixth to first place and had a 12-mile lead with 134 miles to go in the Los Angeles club's race to Cabo San Lucas. Mike Campbell's Victoria, also from LBYC, is second.
September 22, 1992 |
Next stop for the World Match Racing Conference after last month's Mazda World Championship at Long Beach: the ACY Cup in Croatia Sept. 28-Oct. 4. New Zealand's Chris Dickson isn't going. Although he is the world's top-ranked match racer--at least before finishing fourth at Long Beach--the event doesn't appeal to him. "There's a war going on in Yugoslavia," he said. "I don't go to wars."
November 20, 1991 |
Two boats blew out their mainsails and a sailor fell overboard as strong winds whipped the fleet toward the tip of Baja California in the biennial race from Long Beach early Tuesday. The unidentified sailor was recovered safely after falling off Mike Turi's Fastrack from Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. Battling winds reported to be 28 to 30 knots northwest of Magdalena Bay, Fastrack dropped its sails and motored back to pick him up, then resumed the race.
November 19, 1991 |
Roy Disney's Pyewacket has had the ULDB 70 season championship wrapped up since summer, but the Long Beach-to-Cabo San Lucas race under way might be a preview of next season. The 23 entrants include the newest sled, Mike Campbell's Victoria, which is barely a week in the water since its launching at Dencho Marine in Long Beach but appears to be sailing away with the race.
March 27, 1991 |
Courtenay Becker, J.J. Isler, Jody Swanson, Dawn Riley, Cathy Chapin, Jackie Golison--those names might soon be as familiar in sailing as Topsiders and Catalina. Female sailors have earned respect in this country. Allison Jolly and Lynne Jewell won America's only Olympic sailing gold medal in severe conditions at Pusan, South Korea, in 1988. The others will compete in the U.S. Women's Championships Saturday through next Tuesday at Coronado.