American entry Meteor races on its way to a fourth-place finish during Day 3 of the 2010 St. Barths Bucket Regatta. The 169-foot Royal Huisman-built yacht is currently listed for sale at JamesList.com. The yacht has "ample space for six guests in three cabins and a crew of 12 in seven cabins, all beautifully arranged within the classic John Munford interior." The asking price is $43,568,000. Test yourself against Olympic sailors
To benefit and support the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Program and the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, the Sailing Foundation of New York will sponsor the Golden Spinnaker Regatta and Gala July 31 at New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court.
The regatta will feature donors racing with and against the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes in the New York Yacht Club's Sonars. After sailing, the evening gala will include cocktails and dinner, silent and live auction items and interviews with the athletes, emceed by US Sailing president Gary Jobson.
A 'clever' newsletter for aspiring sailors
The Southport Sailing Foundation, which in 2008 launched the Clever Pig Web site to help young American sailors take the next step in their sailing careers, has launched a free monthly online newsletter.
The newsletter's debut issue, dated April 2010, provides sailors with advice and inspiration for their sailing campaigns, including interviews with successful teams; links to all the major sailing events including monthly deadlines, grant announcements and application deadlines; profiles of coaches; and monthly contests.
Sign up to receive the Clever Pig Update at www.cleverpig.org.
Groupama sets record, wins Jules Verne Trophy
The Jules Verne Trophy now belongs to 10 men who sailed around the globe at an average of 18.76 knots along the optimum course, beating the reference time set by Orange 2 in 2005 by 2 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes. Franck Cammas and his men crossed the finish line off the Créac'h lighthouse at Ushant in 48 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes and 52 seconds on March 20.
Youngest competitor signs up for Velux 5
Oscar Mead, 19, has confirmed his entry into the oldest solo around-the-world yacht race - the 2010 Velux 5 Oceans - as its youngest skipper ever.
The nine-month 30,000-mile Velux 5 Oceans race starts in France in October. Mead made headlines last year at 18 years old after becoming the youngest person to compete in the Original Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race.
Newport Bermuda Race headquarters at NYYC
The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee announced that the prestart race headquarters for the 47th Newport Bermuda Race will be the Sailing Center at the New York Yacht Club's Newport clubhouse Harbour Court.
Crews can use the clubhouse and its facilities before the race's June 18 start.
This article originally appeared in the New England Home Waters Section of the June 2010 issue.