May 10, 2013 in At the Helm
Rule administrators of the world are working towards a transparent, single-authority system that can provide stability for owners and regatta organizers. Editor’s Letter from the March 2013 issue of Sailing World.
By Sailing World’s Dave Reed
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Dave Reed Headshot
April 1, 2013 in At the Helm
Daily Summary: Wet and wild conditions characterized the start to 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma, in Palma de Mallorca, ESP. With wind gusting in the upper 20s and tall waves the norm, it was a challenging first day of racing. Of the 21 U.S. sailors competing, the racing standout result came from Sydney Bolger and Sarah Lihan in the Women’s 470, who are in 8th overall after two races. Two races also were held in Men’s 470, Finn, Laser, RS:X Women and 49er blue fleets. Racing was postponed in the Nacra 17 and 49er FX.
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March 29, 2013 in At the Helm
I have some good news. I was able to stay upright and finish first at the Wind River Race in Washington last weekend
It is about a 3.5 mile, 20 minute head-to-head boatercross sprint down class IV whitewater. My friend Susan was right on my stern coming down through the crux of the rapids in a section called Ram’s Horn, so it definitely kept me motivated to paddle hard. She got some point of view pics of me in my green boat (attached).
It was a cold, rainy day but the event organizers had warm chili and two kegs waiting for us at the finish line! Another great day on the water. Read the rest of this entry →
March 20, 2013 in At the Helm
Jackson Kayak announced this morning the signing of Jim Sammons to their kayak fishing team. Read the rest of this entry →
October 8, 2012 in At the Helm
Hank Cherry Clinches First BASS Victory by One Ounce
Joey Nania Performs Well to Finish 35th – Gets a Check!
Good Fishing on Smith Lake – Bassmaster Southern Open #3
October 6, 2012 – Lewis Smith Lake, Jasper, Alabama – The fishing was great on Smith Lake for the final BASS event of the year. The tournament finish was tight at all levels. Champion Hank Cherry won by one ounce. Joey took 35th place based on a tie breaker to make a little better check than the next level down the line. ”I caught a lot of fish this week in the tournament”, Joey commented, “I only lost one fish that might have bumped me up a few spots in the standings. It was fun since the fish were active and I had a good solid finesse pattern going. My Gamakatsu skip gap shaky head with a worm worked great. I was fishing with Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon six pound test and did not have a single break off, which is pretty amazing when you consider the amount of wood on the bottom and how hard those spotted bass fight! I used a 6 10 medium light spinning TFO rod, Pflueger Supreme spinning reel and the worm I was using was a Bass Pro Shops finesse worm. The combination of tackle is something that I will be showing at the demo tanks beginning next January at Bass Pro Shops. It really worked great!” Read the rest of this entry →