Sailing Shorts

* Ft. Walton Beach, FL (November 8, 2011) – The gulf delivered some sporting conditions for day 2 of the Hobie 16 & Hobie 20 North American Championships. Winds in the 10-14 knots most of the day with very large waves, making upwind a struggle to keep moving through the waves while downwind was all about surfing. Four races were completed. In the Hobie 16 class past champions, Francisco Figueroa/Jolliam Berrios (PUR) now lead followed by Greg Thomas/Karen Sikora (USA). In the Hobie 20 class Kevin Smith/Rundell Curtis (USA) continue to hold the lead over Phil Collins/Bev Collins (USA). Full results: http://tinyurl.com/Hobie-110711

* St. Thomas, USVI (November 8, 2011) – Watch match-racing at its best in scenic Charlotte Amalie harbor when over a dozen of the world’s best men and women’s skippers will duel in Inter-Club (IC)-24s in the 4th Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR), presented by Ulysse Nardin/Trident Jewels & Time, December 1 to 4. There will be waterfront viewing plus a live webcast of this International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Grade Two Official World Tour Qualifier (WTQ) for the 2012 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). — Full report: http://forum.sailingscuttlebutt.com/cgi-bin/gforum.cgi?post=12855

* US Sailing has published a list of frequently asked questions and answers for competitors, race officials or clubs/organizations who are filing or contemplating filing an appeal under rule 70.1, requesting confirmation or correction of a decision under rule 70.2, or requesting an interpretation under rule 70.4. The answers given are merely advice intended to be helpful. The actual rules governing these matters are rules 70 and 71, and
the rules in Appendix F in the US Sailing edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing. Read the FAQ here: http://raceadmin.ussailing.org/Appeals/Appeal_FAQ.htm