Sailing news from around the world

The Royal Ocean Racing Club has secured the support of Skandia to undertake a feasibility study into the revival of the Admirals Cup, one of the worlds great international regattas, as the premier offshore racing regatta in the world circuit. RORC through Chief Executive Eddie Warden Owen, has been working on reviving the Admirals Cup for sometime. With this commitment from Skandia we can put resources in place to carry out a thorough feasibility study leading to a plan that could enable our vision to become a reality says Eddie. We have considerable interest from all over the world but we want to ensure that the Admirals Cup meets the needs and expectations of all prospective competitors.

Sailing Photo of the day – Ostar 2009

  • Sailing at 25 Knots is Pretty Terrifying – Katie Miller reports while sailing in the Ostar Transat: Ostar Blog
  • The U.S. Navy says it has disciplined the former commanding officer of a warship than ran aground on a coral reef off Hawaii. The U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday that Capt. John Carroll has been given nonjudicial punishment for “dereliction of duty and improper hazarding of a vessel.” It didn’t release details of the punishment. Carroll was relieved of his command after the grounding. Commanders can impose nonjudicial punishment without going through a court-martial. A record of the punishment will be placed in Carroll’s record. The USS Port Royal ran aground off Oahu in February, causing $25 million to $40 million in damage to the ship. Hawaii is seeking financial compensation from the Navy for the reef damage.
  • Sailing News – Singlehanded Transat – 1 Week In, 6 Boats Out in Ostar yacht race: Ostar 2009

Stay tuned tomorrow for more sailing news from around the world.

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