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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | November 10, 1993
A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Women's Challenge said it could not continue in the Whitbread Round the World Race because the group had failed to find a major sponsor to help pay the costs of competition. Now, however, the Women's Challenge is back in the race with a new skipper, Dawn Riley, a veteran of the last Whitbread.Riley, an American who lives in New Zealand and who sailed in the last Whitbread aboard Maiden, the first all-female crew to complete the race, also has been part of the America's Cup and Baltimore's Columbus Cup and Santa Maria Cup.Nance Frank, who for a decade had worked to get a Whitbread entry to finish the first leg of the 27,000-mile race, has left the Women's Challenge, and was en route to Key West, Fla., yesterday and could not be reached for comment.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | March 4, 1999
Italian Giovanni Soldini won Leg 3 of the Around Alone sailing race yesterday, slipping across the finish line to a hero's welcome along the docks in Punta del Este, Uruguay. As Soldini came to the docks, signage on the hull of the Italian's 60-foot racer, Fila, read "No more problems." The problems, of course, already had been encountered and overcome. Two weeks ago, Soldini mounted a 22-hour rescue mission during the height of a Southern Ocean storm. Soldini, using satellite positioning equipment, found Autissier's boat, PRB, capsized more than a thousand miles from land and beyond the range of airborne assistance.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | November 11, 1993
The intrigue that surrounds the Whitbread Round the World NTC Race normally is limited to which crews are best able to repair or refine hardware and electronics and use sailing skills to get a jump on the fleet.In the current Whitbread, which starts its second leg from Punta del Este, Uruguay, to Fremantle, Australia, on Saturday, the intrigue is deeper.Though mostly one side is being heard from, there are claims of piracy, racism, unbridled power struggles, hostile takeovers and a love affair that might be the cause of it all.Three sailing groups are the focal points: the U.S. Women's Challenge, The Women's Challenge and Ocean Ventures Management Ltd.Yesterday, Ocean Ventures, a New Zealand firm that built the Whitbread 60s raced by the Yamaha syndicate and the U.S. Women's Challenge on the first leg from Southampton, England, to Punta del Este, named Dawn Riley as the new skipper of the women's boat and renamed the entry The Women's Challenge.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1999
Somewhere, the 60-footer sailed by Marc Thiercelin of France, was dismasted yesterday northwest of the Falkland Islands during the Around Alone race.Thiercelin, the leader in Leg 3 before the mast toppled, was not injured in the incident, and race officials said he is making for Port Stanley in the Falklands for repairs.Last night, Thiercelin was making 4 knots before 30-knot winds from the northeast. However, weather forecasters expect the wind to move to the south-southwest over the next 10 hours, which would mean Thiercelin would have to battle head winds for at least part of the trip to Port Stanley.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1999
Somewhere, the 60-footer sailed by Marc Thiercelin of France, was dismasted yesterday northwest of the Falkland Islands during the Around Alone race.Thiercelin, the leader in Leg 3 before the mast toppled, was not injured in the incident, and race officials said he is making for Port Stanley in the Falklands for repairs.Last night, Thiercelin was making 4 knots before 30-knot winds from the northeast. However, weather forecasters expect the wind to move to the south-southwest over the next 10 hours, which would mean Thiercelin would have to battle head winds for at least part of the trip to Port Stanley.
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By PETER BAKER | March 26, 1995
On April 1, when a fleet of sailboats leaves Punta del Este, Uruguay, for the last leg of the BOC Challenge, it is possible -- perhaps probable -- that the Henry Hornblower will not be among them.The Hornblower, a 40-foot cutter skippered by a 70-year-old Englishman named Harry Mitchell, has been neither seen nor heard from since March 2, when one of the boat's two emergency radio beacons was activated.On March 2, Mitchell and his boat were 1,450 miles west of Cape Horn -- 56 degrees, 35 minutes south; 114 degrees, 20 minutes west -- in the cold, desolate reaches of the South Pacific.
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By PETER BAKER | November 2, 1993
Over the weekend, word came out of Punta del Este, Uruguay, that the U.S. Women's Challenge had dropped out of the Whitbread Round the World Race because it had failed to attract a sponsor willing to patch the holes in a sailing venture that has been sinking slowly for years.The U.S. Women's Challenge started as an aggregation of American women led by Nance Frank, a professional skipper who made her home port wherever there seemed to be the most financial backing for her dream of racing around the world.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | March 4, 1999
Italian Giovanni Soldini won Leg 3 of the Around Alone sailing race yesterday, slipping across the finish line to a hero's welcome along the docks in Punta del Este, Uruguay. As Soldini came to the docks, signage on the hull of the Italian's 60-foot racer, Fila, read "No more problems." The problems, of course, already had been encountered and overcome. Two weeks ago, Soldini mounted a 22-hour rescue mission during the height of a Southern Ocean storm. Soldini, using satellite positioning equipment, found Autissier's boat, PRB, capsized more than a thousand miles from land and beyond the range of airborne assistance.
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September 21, 1997
In the 1993-'94 race, the helmsman aboard the boat Intrum Justitia was hit so hard by a wave, his body bent the wheel.A former Vietnam prisoner of war visited the members of Maryland's team, Chessie Racing, and coached them on survival skills. The focus of the talk: staying sane during extremely long periods in claustrophobic spaces.In the 1989-90 race, a Russian boat entered the race with an inexperienced skipper. After a month on the boat, he disappeared in the woods in Uruguay during a stopover and hanged himself in a remote spot near Punta del Este.
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By Peter Baker | February 27, 1999
While French sailor Marc Thiercelin limped toward Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands yesterday, several other competitors in the Around Alone sailing race battled high winds and stormy seas as they closed on Cape Horn.Thiercelin, the leader in class I until his 60-footer Somewhere was dismasted Thursday morning, was reported about 150 miles from Port Stanley yesterday afternoon and making only 1 knot, presumably under a jury rig.Class II leader J. P. Mouligne (Cray Valley) and second-place Mike Garside (Magellan Alpha)
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By PETER BAKER | March 26, 1995
On April 1, when a fleet of sailboats leaves Punta del Este, Uruguay, for the last leg of the BOC Challenge, it is possible -- perhaps probable -- that the Henry Hornblower will not be among them.The Hornblower, a 40-foot cutter skippered by a 70-year-old Englishman named Harry Mitchell, has been neither seen nor heard from since March 2, when one of the boat's two emergency radio beacons was activated.On March 2, Mitchell and his boat were 1,450 miles west of Cape Horn -- 56 degrees, 35 minutes south; 114 degrees, 20 minutes west -- in the cold, desolate reaches of the South Pacific.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | November 11, 1993
The intrigue that surrounds the Whitbread Round the World NTC Race normally is limited to which crews are best able to repair or refine hardware and electronics and use sailing skills to get a jump on the fleet.In the current Whitbread, which starts its second leg from Punta del Este, Uruguay, to Fremantle, Australia, on Saturday, the intrigue is deeper.Though mostly one side is being heard from, there are claims of piracy, racism, unbridled power struggles, hostile takeovers and a love affair that might be the cause of it all.Three sailing groups are the focal points: the U.S. Women's Challenge, The Women's Challenge and Ocean Ventures Management Ltd.Yesterday, Ocean Ventures, a New Zealand firm that built the Whitbread 60s raced by the Yamaha syndicate and the U.S. Women's Challenge on the first leg from Southampton, England, to Punta del Este, named Dawn Riley as the new skipper of the women's boat and renamed the entry The Women's Challenge.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | November 10, 1993
A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Women's Challenge said it could not continue in the Whitbread Round the World Race because the group had failed to find a major sponsor to help pay the costs of competition. Now, however, the Women's Challenge is back in the race with a new skipper, Dawn Riley, a veteran of the last Whitbread.Riley, an American who lives in New Zealand and who sailed in the last Whitbread aboard Maiden, the first all-female crew to complete the race, also has been part of the America's Cup and Baltimore's Columbus Cup and Santa Maria Cup.Nance Frank, who for a decade had worked to get a Whitbread entry to finish the first leg of the 27,000-mile race, has left the Women's Challenge, and was en route to Key West, Fla., yesterday and could not be reached for comment.
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By PETER BAKER | November 2, 1993
Over the weekend, word came out of Punta del Este, Uruguay, that the U.S. Women's Challenge had dropped out of the Whitbread Round the World Race because it had failed to attract a sponsor willing to patch the holes in a sailing venture that has been sinking slowly for years.The U.S. Women's Challenge started as an aggregation of American women led by Nance Frank, a professional skipper who made her home port wherever there seemed to be the most financial backing for her dream of racing around the world.
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By Peter Baker | November 13, 1993
Nance Frank, skipper for the U.S. Women's Challenge, acknowledged yesterday from Key West, Fla., that her group's boat and gear almost certainly will start the second leg of the Whitbread Round the World Race today as The Women's Challenge and with Dawn Riley as the new skipper.Earlier this week, the builders of the boat, Ocean Ventures Management LTD of New Zealand, took control of the 60-foot racing yacht the U.S. Women's Challenge had contracted to buy, renamed the entry and signed on Riley.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | March 11, 1999
Bills in the U.S. House and Senate could provide more than $31 million per year in federal funds for coastal protection and restoration projects, outdoor recreation, environmental education and fish and wildlife conservation.The bills (HR 701 and S 25) propose to reallocate federal funds raised from offshore oil and gas development. Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, a Maryland Republican, and Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski are among the sponsors.For the most part, programs for fish and game species -- rockfish, deer, turkey, for example -- are paid for with funds raised through the sale of hunting and fishing licenses and excise taxes collected on the sale of hunting and fishing equipment.
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