December 16, 2011
If you go What: Sailing Into the Season, an evening of nautical holiday music Where: The Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St., Annapolis When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the door (includes refreshments) For more information or to make reservations: visit amaritime.org or call 410-295-0104.
February 8, 1998
Status: Day 6, Leg 6Standings:Boat, Nautical miles to finish1. Toshiba, 4,941.32. EF Language, 4,943.93. Swedish Match, 4,945.34. Silk Cut, 4,948.75. Chessie Racing, 4,961.06. Merit Cup, 4,961.67. Innovation Kvaerner, 5,035.08. BrunelSunergy, 5,078.79. EF Education, 5,232.9 (as of 00: 3: 16 GMT)Boat beat: EF Education, the all-female entry, reported a rigging failure early yesterday morning. The damage occurred while sailing in winds in excess of 45 knots in cold, rough seas in the middle of the night.
April 3, 1994
Going for the gold can be a costly undertaking for youngathletes -- just ask 28-year-old Harford Countian Max Skelley. He'd like to be the first American to compete in one of the Olympics' newest events, the Laser single-handed boat competition. Max began sailing Lasers about nine years ago and is one of the top Laser sailors in North America.Here's how he got this far: After each Olympics, the U.S. Sailing Committee and the Olympic Committee form a team and schedule competitions in which the team members vie for points.
May 30, 1993
Last Monday, the defender and challenger committees for America's Cup '95 agreed to make a number of changes in how the Super Bowl of yacht racing is run."We believe this agreement signals the beginning of a new spirit of sportsmanship between the defender and challenger syndicates," America's Cup '95 chairman Frank Hope Jr. said in San Diego. "From a racing perspective, the agreement is designed to make the elimination series a fair test of sailing and design abilities."But the agreement also will eliminate or further regulate some of the side-show activities that have surrounded the Cup for a number of years -- espionage, closed boating compounds, bidding wars for top skippers and crews, etc.The agreement also recommends a centralized location (Commercial Basin)
January 12, 1992
The "Columbian year" is finally with us. In an impermanent world, Christopher Columbus is one of only a few humans who gets to have a 500th anniversary commemoration.In company with Jesus, Mohammed and Confucius, his deeds have penetrated the globe. Explorers there have been, many of them, but Columbus is a standout. For better or worse, his adventures have changed the entire world.But how much do we know about this New World explorer? The information is piecemeal, gathered from spotty documentary records.
October 10, 1999
Always want to go for a sail and never had the opportunity?US Sailing offers the chance at the U.S. Sailboat Show with a hands-on demonstration area for adults and children.Newcomers of all ages can have the opportunity to sail Optimist dinghies, Club 420's and Vanguard 15s provided by Vanguard Racing Sailboats.The short test sails will be conducted by instructors certified by US Sailing.Sailmaker ChallengeThe du Pont Sailmaker Challenge will be raced at the U.S. Sailboat Show again this year in Melges 24s. Races, which may be seen from the show docks, will be held Sunday at 10: 30 a.m. and 4 p.m.Top sailmakers compete against one another, and the test is as much in making the best set of sails from du Pont products as it is on-the-water racing.