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The Protest Desk: There's lots going on
September 27th, 2011 @ 07:19 PM EST by admin

Our members travel. Some of them travel a lot. I learned this weekend of some of the travelling the active NYC match-racing sailors and umpires have been doing. I learned of some of this when I ran into Bruce Brown, who was serving as an umpire at the Canadian Match Racing ISAF Grade-3 regatta at RCYC across the bay. An NYC crew was competing. Can anybody name them?

Our judges travel. International Judge Lynne Beal this season has been to Long Beach, Marblehead, Newport, Rochester, Weymouth, and Winnepeg – as well as events in Toronto. I’ve stayed in Canada, with trips to Halifax, Buffalo Canoe Club (in Ontario), Kingston, and Port Credit, as well as local events. Our group of Club Judges have contributed outside the NYC as well.

I know that Stan Libel and Bruce Milar have flown the NYC burgee and been most successful at important 2.4-Metre events all over, and that several of our juniors have competed in distant regattas. Others have trailed Sharks, Melges-24s, M-30s, J-22s, Stars, and who knows what other boats to far destinations.

The National should celebrate these ambassadors. Do we travelers have stories to tell? Sure.

Tell us your sailing travel story: Email Douglas Creelman <creelman@psych.utoronto.ca>