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Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick

By Chris Szepessy

Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick

An International 420 skipper from Darien, CT, Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick is one of America’s finest youth sailors. Megan was recently named (for the second consecutive year) to the US Sailing Development Team (USSDT), the Olympic pathway team supported by the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program and US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee. She’s also among the best writers ever published in WindCheck. Her excellent articles, including “Sailing, Surfing, Empanadas and Car-Diving: Opti Racing in Argentina” and “Wind and Warmth: A Winter…

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Racing

A New ‘Home Team’ for the Volvo Ocean Race

By Benjamin Cesare

A New ‘Home Team’ for the Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race News American sailors who cheered for PUMA Ocean Racing in the previous editions of the Volvo Ocean Race have a new “home team” to support, as well as an all-female squad with one of the best sailors in the U.S. The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, a 38,739-nautical mile race around the world, kicks off with an In-Port Race in Alicante, Spain on October 4, 2014. The first leg, from Alicante to Cape Town, South Africa,…

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Racing

Up to Speed at Quantum Key West 2014

By Chris Szepessy

Up to Speed at Quantum Key West 2014

Two events in Florida each January provide keen amateur racers with an opportunity to compete against the world’s best professionals. Quantum Key West and the Rolex 24 at Daytona are quite dissimilar, of course, but not just because one is North America’s premier winter regatta and the other is a 24-hour sports car race. If you want to drive your Ferrari 458 Italia in the Rolex 24, the operative phrase is “bring money.” And if you can’t…

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