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2013 International Worlds --- Toronto
By Brad Ruetenik
The International 14 ft. dinghy class held it's World Championships out of The Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) Sept. 7-21 on Toronto Harbor and Lake Ontario. The Team racing was held on Sep. 9-10 on Toronto harbor with the Toronto skyline as an immediate backdrop. The four on four boat team racing was won by the GBR 1 team, beating the AUS team. CAN 1 defeated GER for 3rd and 4th places, followed by CAN 2, GBR 2, and JPN. The USA did not field a team for this portion of the event. The Team racing had previously been known as “The International 14 World Championship”. It wasn’t until 1979 that there was an “Individual World Champion” crowned.[more...]
I-14 World Championship 2013
Sept 7-22 - Toronto, Canada
2013 West Coast Championship Regatta Report
By Stephen Shumaker
The 2013 West Coast Championship was held March 15-17 in conjunction with the San Diego NOOD regatta. The fleet sailed out of Navy Yacht Club, which is only 10 minutes from the starting area in the broad, smooth, un-trafficked waters of South San Diego Bay.
Thursday March 14: Many boats arrived this day to get set up, practice, and/or get measured by US Class Measurer Warren McArthur. It was good to see Warren back with the fleet after he was rear-ended last year on his way to the Long Beach Midwinter regatta. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the water soon, Warren! This day brought the best winds of the weekend, a good solid 12 knots or more in the afternoon. [more...]
2012 International 14 US National’s Day Three
Kaneohe, H.I. (Oct 17, 2012) – The third and final day of the International 14, US National Championship races were sailed in picture perfect 14-18 knots steady Hawaiian Trade winds. Races eight and nine concluded the series. After a short delay racing started at 12:15. Series leaders, (AUS 672) Hayter/Neighbour were seventh around the first mark in race #8, and managed to crawl their way back up the fleet to finish first. They had better speed up and down the course in the stronger winds. Terry Gleeson and Brian Buffalo lead at the first mark and ended finishing second to the Aussies. Bersch/Hanseler were third, and Bundy/Lanzinger sailing consistently in the stronger breeze were fourth. [more...]
2012 Nationals Day 1
By Andy Bates
2012 International 14 US National’s Day One Recap
Kaneohe, H.I. (Oct 15, 2012) – The first day of the International 14 US National Championships was sailed in picture perfect Hawaiian Trade wind conditions on Kaneohe Bay. This year seventeen racers from around the world gathered on Kaneohe Bay to compete and enjoy the Aloha spirit at Kaneohe YC, which is hosting the event. The community corporate sponsors are Horizon Lines and West Marine. These ecology minded businesses are promoting this event along with the Not-for-profit environmental arm of the Sony corporation, the Global Sports Alliance (See ECOFLAG.org). Global Sports Alliance is an ecology focused worldwide organization that promotes clean air and clean water through sporting events (see gsa.com). Horizon Lines and West Marine continue to be the corporate sponsor that supports ecological based community programs that promote education and awareness of the environment. [more...]