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Adios. Adieu. Goodbye.

By Bill Sandberg

This is my 95th and final column for WindCheck, as my wife and I prepare to move to Bethesda, MD, where I will be seeking employment in the non-profit world — focusing on children, hospitals, diseases and people with disabilities.

Racing

Safety on the Course

By Benjamin Cesare

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It’s also time to be looking at ways for inshore race organizers to create a safer environment for their competitors. Most clubs have safety patrol boats for their regattas, particularly junior ones, and they should be lauded for their efforts.

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Let’s get back to basics and put the fun back into sailing.

By Bill Sandberg

This past winter I had the opportunity to serve as PRO [Principal Race Officer] several times for frostbiting at American Yacht Club, Rye, NY. What makes frostbiting the most fun is the simplicity of it. There is no Notice of Race, nor is there a six-page set of sailing instructions written by a lawyer. Results are not prepared by an online scoring system, and there isn’t a code flag to be seen.

Letters

Sound Off! Solidarity

By Benjamin Cesare

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We knew that Bill Sandberg’s Sound Off! column in our September issue, entitled “Why Kids Don’t Want to Sail,” would strike a chord with our readership. Below are responses that reflect people’s opinions on Bill’s insight into this oft-discussed topic.

70th Annual Moosehead Awards

By Benjamin Cesare

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The annual meeting of the International Society for the Perpetuation of Cruelty to Racing Yachtsmen (ISPCRY) was held this year at Sea Cliff Yacht Club in Hempstead, NY on October 30.

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