| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Sam Gilmour simply smiled when he heard he was described as "hungry" to win the 48th Governor's Cup, by fellow finalist Nevin Snow after the semifinals on Friday at Balboa Yacht Club.
Gilmour acted as if he was starving on Saturday, and feasted on a...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Most Chicagoans know of Chicago Yacht Club’s annual 333-mile Race to Mackinac, which begins its 106th edition on July 18 (cruising fleet) and July 19 (racing fleet).
Few know that there’s another Mac Race (though this one seems to prefer the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
I was racing C-Scows out of the Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club over the Fourth of July weekend, and a bizarre change of weather occurred on Saturday afternoon.
The San Bernardino Mountains were experiencing thunderstorms and rain that began on the...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:27 PM
The Windy City apparently isn’t windy enough.
That’s what the America’s Cup Event Authority told Chicago officials Tuesday as its bid to host the world-class sailing race in 2017 was rejected.
Instead, San Diego and Bermuda are on...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Call him Sailor George! Kate Middleton has reportedly said that she wants to teach her little prince how to sail.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visited the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on Tuesday, spending the afternoon with English sailor...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:17 PM
Charlie Buckingham and Paige Railey have been collecting trophies since they were kids, but Sunday they won some of the more precious hardware: the George D. O'Day trophy for men and Helen Willis Hanley trophy for women in the U.S. Sailing Singlehanded...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:29 PM
For midshipman Duncan Mamer, the skipper of a Navy 44, the waiting was the hardest part of the 19th biennial Annapolis-Bermuda Race.
"The prevailing conditions for this race were mostly just lots and lots of light air," said Mamer, a Caldwell, Iowa,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:59 PM
I spent this week rummaging around the harbor looking for stories and contacting my best sources for the latest information.
I heard that William "Skip" Kenney is our newest harbor commissioner, while Duncan McIntosh and Doug West retained their seats on...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Old Dominion baseball coach Chris Finwood knows precisely when a benefit of Conference USA membership became evident: Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:42 p.m.
That's when ODU's name flashed across the TV screen during the NCAA baseball tournament selection...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:18 PM
A four-mile stretch of Lake Michigan could be the center of the sailing world if Chicago's bid for the 2017 America's Cup is accepted over the other finalists, San Diego and Bermuda.
There's a strong possibility the event course would loop racers from...
| Jun 15, 2014
Chicago has been under consideration as a host for the 2017 America's Cup regatta, one of the world's premier sporting events, since winter, said Don Wilson Jr., who is leading Chicago's host committee.
"This winter, we were contacted by the America's...