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From Sun staff reports | June 21, 2014
For midshipman Duncan Mamer, the skipper of a Navy 44, the waiting was the hardest part of the 19th biennial Annapolis-Bermuda Race. "The prevailing conditions for this race were mostly just lots and lots of light air," said Mamer, a Caldwell, Iowa, resident and rising senior on the Naval Academy's varsity offshore sailing team. "Whether it was on the Chesapeake [Bay] or half an hour from the finish line, we definitely spent our fair share of time drifting around. "The biggest challenge was definitely just always trying to keep the boat moving.
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From Sun staff reports | June 21, 2014
For midshipman Duncan Mamer, the skipper of a Navy 44, the waiting was the hardest part of the 19th biennial Annapolis-Bermuda Race. "The prevailing conditions for this race were mostly just lots and lots of light air," said Mamer, a Caldwell, Iowa, resident and rising senior on the Naval Academy's varsity offshore sailing team. "Whether it was on the Chesapeake [Bay] or half an hour from the finish line, we definitely spent our fair share of time drifting around. "The biggest challenge was definitely just always trying to keep the boat moving.
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By Nancy Noyes Nancy Noyes is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association | January 15, 1992
Light air over short courses made this year's J/24 Midwinter Championship regatta a particularly confusing and difficult one, with some big upsets in the final results.The regatta, at the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami last week, drew 73 teams of sailors, including some former J/24 world champions, a few Olympic sailors and some other topcontenders in the class and the sport.In addition to sailors from across the United States, including ahandful of the Chesapeake's toughest competitors, the fleet includedsix teams from Sweden, four from Canada, two from Japan, and one each from the Bahamas, England, Ireland, Israel and Italy.
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April 21, 2002
THE WIND dropped away to nothing somewhere around Smith Island. What a race. Eight fantastically honed, quiveringly energized, fabulously expensive sailboats -- world racers and veterans of the Southern Ocean, where wind and waves are death-dealing -- were left bobbing on the Chesapeake. At least, one sailor remarked, you could sit on the toilet without getting chucked off it. It took hours and more hours, but, anyway, they're here. The eight entrants in the Volvo Ocean Race braved the rigors of the Patapsco and finally found their way to Baltimore.
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April 21, 2002
THE WIND dropped away to nothing somewhere around Smith Island. What a race. Eight fantastically honed, quiveringly energized, fabulously expensive sailboats -- world racers and veterans of the Southern Ocean, where wind and waves are death-dealing -- were left bobbing on the Chesapeake. At least, one sailor remarked, you could sit on the toilet without getting chucked off it. It took hours and more hours, but, anyway, they're here. The eight entrants in the Volvo Ocean Race braved the rigors of the Patapsco and finally found their way to Baltimore.
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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | January 15, 1998
My wife claims to be a "nose," someone with a discriminating sense of smell. Last week I found a bottle of one of my favorite after-shave lotions in the back of my closet. It has probably been two years since I received it as a gift.My wife says it smells stale and claims fragrances go off after a time. It smells OK to me, and since fragrances have a high percentage of alcohol I'm wondering how they could go stale. Who's right?Annette Green of the Fragrance Foundation tells me that a fragrance kept in a tightly closed bottle in a cool, dark closet should be OK for three to four years.
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By NANCY NOYES | July 11, 1993
It was a sweltering weekend for the fleet of 57 who took part in the West River Sailing Club's annual Race to Galesville last Saturday and round-the-buoys Summer Regatta the next day.Light air, bright sun and high temperatures left the sailors drained at days' ends, and made competition even more difficult, particularly on Sunday when the breeze turned non-existent while an adverse current pulled the boats back toward the starting line.Winning both days in the Catalina 27 class was Derick Lynch with his crew aboard Swell, thanks to persistence and good boat handling.
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By Nancy Noyes | May 8, 1991
Shearwater Sailing Club's annual St. Brendan Cup Race drew more than100 boats divided into three fleets and 10 classes to the starting lines near the mouth of the Severn River Saturday for a challenging and memorable race.Named for the legendary Irish cleric/sailor/navigator who voyaged to North America centuries before Columbus, the St.Brendan Cup Race is traditionally a long one, requiring skillful navigation strategies as well as good tactics.Although this year's event was a light-air contest far shorter than the 20-to 50-mile courses originally hoped for, the navigators aboard the top boats in each of the three fleets still deserved the recognition they received with their special Navigator's Trophies.
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By Nancy Noyes | July 7, 1991
With 73 boats on the starting line last weekend, the Eastport Yacht Club's third annual J Jamboree was the biggest ever and counted as a success despite the early lack of cooperation from the wind gods.Five classes, including J/35s, J/30s, J/29s, J/24s and J/22s, competed in the series, which consisted of three races sailed on Saturday and two on Sunday. And for the class winners, getting over the finish line of the first race in extremely difficult, fluky and light air before the time limit expired made all the difference.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Contributing Writer | July 11, 1993
Q: We're about to furnish and decorate a summer house near the ocean. What kind of styles and colors should we choose in order to give the place a sunny and breezy look?A: Since cool and bright is your wish, the basic idea is to make it possible for light and air to travel freely throughout the house.And the best way to do that is by keeping the interior design plain and simple.Choose a shiny white as a background color, accompanied by beachy accents such as shrimp and coral. Or, if you have a fairly good sense of color, you might try building subtle variations of shades of something like aquamarine blue.
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By Mary E. Medland and Mary E. Medland,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 18, 2000
The first architect that Judy Aleksalza consulted about designing her dollar home in Baltimore City's Barre Circle neighborhood told her that all of his houses had a formal front parlor. "I'm just not a formal front parlor sort of person," said Aleksalza, a news tape editor at WJZ-TV. "So architect No. 1 went out the window." Architect No. 2 insisted that the bathroom remain in its original location to take advantage of the existing plumbing, which was about 75 years old. Adieu, architect No. 2. Fortunately, architect No. 3 had the right touch.
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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | January 15, 1998
My wife claims to be a "nose," someone with a discriminating sense of smell. Last week I found a bottle of one of my favorite after-shave lotions in the back of my closet. It has probably been two years since I received it as a gift.My wife says it smells stale and claims fragrances go off after a time. It smells OK to me, and since fragrances have a high percentage of alcohol I'm wondering how they could go stale. Who's right?Annette Green of the Fragrance Foundation tells me that a fragrance kept in a tightly closed bottle in a cool, dark closet should be OK for three to four years.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1997
"FairyTale: A True Story" may not make you believe in fairies, but it will make you want to believe in fairies, an even more pleasant feat.Based on events that began unfolding in 1917, "FairyTale" is the story of two British girls who claimed to have photographed fairies flitting about a tiny stream near their home. The girls' story caused quite a stir in post-World War I England, with no less a figure than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle defending the pictures' authenticity. In reality, the girls years later admitted the photographs were a hoax (although both maintained their belief in fairies and the younger girl, to her dying day, maintained that one of the photos was real)
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By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1997
This morning, the fleet in the Whitbread Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy could be closing on Cape Finisterre in northwestern Spain and hoping for the first hints of the Northeast Trades, the prevailing winds that for centuries sped sailing ships toward the Equator.During the first three days of the nine-leg, 31,600-nautical-mile race, winds have been light and unpredictable, and the lead in the 10-boat fleet has changed often."It's a lottery out there," racing manager Michael Woods said as the Whitbread 60s worked away from Southampton, England, toward the island of Ushant off France.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Staff Writer | May 26, 1995
Even after 40-plus years, Casper is still the friendliest ghost we know. And with treatment like this, it's not hard to see why.There's a lot of good news about "Casper," the latest high-tech effort from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment colossus. Kids should love it, parents may even enjoy it, and film buffs will be both impressed by its technical expertise and amused by the references to old movies sprinkled throughout.For one thing, Casper, unlike most of us, hasn't grown more cynical over the years.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Contributing Writer | July 11, 1993
Q: We're about to furnish and decorate a summer house near the ocean. What kind of styles and colors should we choose in order to give the place a sunny and breezy look?A: Since cool and bright is your wish, the basic idea is to make it possible for light and air to travel freely throughout the house.And the best way to do that is by keeping the interior design plain and simple.Choose a shiny white as a background color, accompanied by beachy accents such as shrimp and coral. Or, if you have a fairly good sense of color, you might try building subtle variations of shades of something like aquamarine blue.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1997
"FairyTale: A True Story" may not make you believe in fairies, but it will make you want to believe in fairies, an even more pleasant feat.Based on events that began unfolding in 1917, "FairyTale" is the story of two British girls who claimed to have photographed fairies flitting about a tiny stream near their home. The girls' story caused quite a stir in post-World War I England, with no less a figure than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle defending the pictures' authenticity. In reality, the girls years later admitted the photographs were a hoax (although both maintained their belief in fairies and the younger girl, to her dying day, maintained that one of the photos was real)
SPORTS
By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1997
This morning, the fleet in the Whitbread Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy could be closing on Cape Finisterre in northwestern Spain and hoping for the first hints of the Northeast Trades, the prevailing winds that for centuries sped sailing ships toward the Equator.During the first three days of the nine-leg, 31,600-nautical-mile race, winds have been light and unpredictable, and the lead in the 10-boat fleet has changed often."It's a lottery out there," racing manager Michael Woods said as the Whitbread 60s worked away from Southampton, England, toward the island of Ushant off France.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | July 11, 1993
It was a sweltering weekend for the fleet of 57 who took part in the West River Sailing Club's annual Race to Galesville last Saturday and round-the-buoys Summer Regatta the next day.Light air, bright sun and high temperatures left the sailors drained at days' ends, and made competition even more difficult, particularly on Sunday when the breeze turned non-existent while an adverse current pulled the boats back toward the starting line.Winning both days in the Catalina 27 class was Derick Lynch with his crew aboard Swell, thanks to persistence and good boat handling.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes Nancy Noyes is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association | January 15, 1992
Light air over short courses made this year's J/24 Midwinter Championship regatta a particularly confusing and difficult one, with some big upsets in the final results.The regatta, at the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami last week, drew 73 teams of sailors, including some former J/24 world champions, a few Olympic sailors and some other topcontenders in the class and the sport.In addition to sailors from across the United States, including ahandful of the Chesapeake's toughest competitors, the fleet includedsix teams from Sweden, four from Canada, two from Japan, and one each from the Bahamas, England, Ireland, Israel and Italy.
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