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By Bruce Stannard and Bruce Stannard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 2, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- AmericaOne scored a nine-second win over Italy's Prada Challenge today to level the best-of-nine America's Cup challenger finals at three races apiece. In an extraordinary, seesawing race -- the closest of the series -- the inexperience of the Italian crew once again weighed against them as they wrapped their spinnaker around their rudder. This slowed and distracted them and almost certainly cost them the race. Cayard, as he did after winning the fifth race, paid tribute to his tactician, John Kostecki.
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Sports Digest | August 6, 2012
    Et cetera Rising sophomore Grass orally commits to JHU men's lax Rising sophomore attackman Henry Grass of two-time New York State Class C state semifinalist Bronxville High orally committed to Johns Hopkins. According to MaxPreps, Grass had 50 goals and 36 assists this season for the Broncos, who went 20-2. - Inside Lacrosse Women's college lacrosse: Washington College announced that juniors Meredith Callis (Roland Park) and Carly Eisenbrandt (Towson)
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By KENT BAKER | November 19, 1997
The past seven days have been a mixture of frustration and exultation aboard Chessie Racing, the Maryland entry in the Whitbread Round the World Race.Chessie has experienced extended calms, collided with a whale, changed from shorts and T-shirts to cold weather survival suits and on Monday received its first blast of heavy weather from the Roaring 40s."Yahoo! The Southern Ocean is here at last," Whitbread veteran and Chessie watch captain Grant Spanhake reported in Monday's electronic mail to race headquarters.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2005
Neil Sullivan must have sailed once with Roseanne Roseannadanna. For the second day, the Annapolis sailor learned that, with nautical equipment, it's always something. Yet despite dropping his spinnaker in the water during the second of three races yesterday in the Lands' End National Offshore One-Design Regatta, he managed to hold his lead in the Melges 24 class going into the final day. In the morning, regatta competitors were part of a nautical sandwich, with the water of the Chesapeake Bay below and rain pelting them from above.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 22, 1997
Late last week, Silk Cut, the British entry in the Whitbread Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy, apparently set a world record for the fastest 24-hour run by a single-hulled sailing yacht -- 449.26 nautical miles, an average of 18.7 knots.In e-mail reports to race headquarters, Silk Cut navigator Steve Hayles recounted the 24-hour run, which began at 8: 20 GMT Wednesday as the fleet raced across the frigid Southern Ocean."We have worked hard on keeping the boat in one piece," Hayles reported Thursday morning.
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By Bruce Stannard and Bruce Stannard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 30, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- In one of the most sensational races in America's Cup history, Italy's Prada Challenge scored a thrilling, last-minute victory today over AmericaOne to go ahead 3-1 in the best-of-nine challenger finals series. Right on the finish line, the Italians swooped in on the Americans under spinnaker and ran with them neck-and-neck. Under the racing rules, AmericaOne was the burdened windward boat and obliged to keep clear. It failed to do so and was penalized. There was nothing the Americans could do but sail on, cross the line, then come back and suffer the humiliation of a 270-degree penalty turn.
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By Chris Larson and Chris Larson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 26, 2002
Volvo Ocean Race overall leader illbruck Challenge of Germany, currently leading Leg 5 from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, is expected to arrive in Florida as early as tonight. Meanwhile, Annapolis sailor Chris Larson, tactition aboard Sweden's ASSA ABLOY, details recent encounters while battling Bermuda's Team Tyco for second place. Larson's update, filed yesterday from north of the Turks and Caicos Islands, follows. ABOARD ASSA ABLOY - We've been locked into head-to-head combat with Tyco for second place since the start of the leg. The last few days have been very trying, with every inch deciding the relative positions of the boats.
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By Nancy Noyes | April 10, 1991
An early April warm spell produced a lot of enthusiasm for being outon the water over the weekend, but the glorious weather meant that hot air over still-cold water combined with a weak prevailing westerlyto make racing conditions challenging on the bay.Sunday, a fleetof 20 boats turned out for a new single-handed race from Triton Light at the Naval Academy out to Thomas Point and back.Ranging in size from three J/22s to a CSY 50, the fleet was predominantly made up of boats 30 feet and under, and was divided into a 13-boat spinnaker division and a seven-boat non-spinnaker class.
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Sports Digest | August 6, 2012
    Et cetera Rising sophomore Grass orally commits to JHU men's lax Rising sophomore attackman Henry Grass of two-time New York State Class C state semifinalist Bronxville High orally committed to Johns Hopkins. According to MaxPreps, Grass had 50 goals and 36 assists this season for the Broncos, who went 20-2. - Inside Lacrosse Women's college lacrosse: Washington College announced that juniors Meredith Callis (Roland Park) and Carly Eisenbrandt (Towson)
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By Nancy Noyes | April 24, 1991
Shearwater Sailing Club's second annual Chesapeake Tour Double-Handed Race -- for two-person crews sailing boats 29 feet or larger -- wasa fast and furious contest in brisk and chilly northeasterly winds on Saturday.Two classes of seven boats each competed, with the largest boats in Class I sailing a 32.9-mile course, and the smaller boats in Class II sailing a 22.2-mile course. Courses for both classes were set around government marks between the Bay Bridge and West River, on both sides of the bay.With 14 starters, the fleet was a bit smaller than last year's total of 18, but competition was high-caliber nonetheless, as several of the area's most experienced and successful racers took part.
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By Chris Larson and Chris Larson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 26, 2002
Volvo Ocean Race overall leader illbruck Challenge of Germany, currently leading Leg 5 from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, is expected to arrive in Florida as early as tonight. Meanwhile, Annapolis sailor Chris Larson, tactition aboard Sweden's ASSA ABLOY, details recent encounters while battling Bermuda's Team Tyco for second place. Larson's update, filed yesterday from north of the Turks and Caicos Islands, follows. ABOARD ASSA ABLOY - We've been locked into head-to-head combat with Tyco for second place since the start of the leg. The last few days have been very trying, with every inch deciding the relative positions of the boats.
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By Bruce Stannard and Bruce Stannard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 2, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- AmericaOne scored a nine-second win over Italy's Prada Challenge today to level the best-of-nine America's Cup challenger finals at three races apiece. In an extraordinary, seesawing race -- the closest of the series -- the inexperience of the Italian crew once again weighed against them as they wrapped their spinnaker around their rudder. This slowed and distracted them and almost certainly cost them the race. Cayard, as he did after winning the fifth race, paid tribute to his tactician, John Kostecki.
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By Bruce Stannard and Bruce Stannard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 30, 2000
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- In one of the most sensational races in America's Cup history, Italy's Prada Challenge scored a thrilling, last-minute victory today over AmericaOne to go ahead 3-1 in the best-of-nine challenger finals series. Right on the finish line, the Italians swooped in on the Americans under spinnaker and ran with them neck-and-neck. Under the racing rules, AmericaOne was the burdened windward boat and obliged to keep clear. It failed to do so and was penalized. There was nothing the Americans could do but sail on, cross the line, then come back and suffer the humiliation of a 270-degree penalty turn.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 19, 1998
SAO SEBASTIAO, Brazil - The name of the newest game in the Whitbread Round the World Race is The Whomper.A revolutionary sail, developed by the overall leader EF Language, it is credited with helping the Swedish boat establish its supremacy in the nine-month, 31,600-mile circumnavigation and has started a catch-up scramble among the other boats."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1997
Chessie Racing, the Maryland entry in the Whitbread Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy, has reworked its sail inventory for Leg 3 of the race and has included an unconventional spinnaker that works like a genoa.The spinnaker, identified as a Code 0, was built by North Sails Chesapeake in Stevensville, and is expected to be a significant weapon on the 10-day leg to Sydney. Leg 3 started yesterday in Fremantle, Western Australia.Paul Cayard and EF Language (Sweden) used a similar sail on the first leg of the race and won handily, breaking away as the fleet sailed east across the South Atlantic Ocean to Cape Town, South Africa.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 22, 1997
Late last week, Silk Cut, the British entry in the Whitbread Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy, apparently set a world record for the fastest 24-hour run by a single-hulled sailing yacht -- 449.26 nautical miles, an average of 18.7 knots.In e-mail reports to race headquarters, Silk Cut navigator Steve Hayles recounted the 24-hour run, which began at 8: 20 GMT Wednesday as the fleet raced across the frigid Southern Ocean."We have worked hard on keeping the boat in one piece," Hayles reported Thursday morning.
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By Kiah Stokes and Kiah Stokes,Contributing Writer | August 27, 1994
When the country's top women sailors begin their quest for one of their most coveted trophies today, Maryland will be represented by a crew of professionals.The skipper is a psychologist. The jib and spinnaker trimmer owns a real estate agency. The woman in the cockpit owns a manufacturer's representative business. The sailor at the foredeck owns a construction company.Laura Abramson, Carol "Rilla" Kuchta, Carol Dean and Liz Hancock, members of the Glenmar Sailing Association in Middle River, are the members of Area C, heading for the Adams Cup races for the second time.
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By KENT BAKER | November 19, 1997
The past seven days have been a mixture of frustration and exultation aboard Chessie Racing, the Maryland entry in the Whitbread Round the World Race.Chessie has experienced extended calms, collided with a whale, changed from shorts and T-shirts to cold weather survival suits and on Monday received its first blast of heavy weather from the Roaring 40s."Yahoo! The Southern Ocean is here at last," Whitbread veteran and Chessie watch captain Grant Spanhake reported in Monday's electronic mail to race headquarters.
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