America’s Cup sailor leads racing symposium


Offshore Sailing School at Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, N.J., is the setting of the first annual Colgate 26 Racing Symposium, planned for May 20 to 23. The symposium will be hosted by Jud Smith, former mainsail trimmer on the 1995 America’s Cup defender Stars and Stripes, and avid Colgate 26 sailor. Smith will teach the latest go-fast sailboat racing techniques.

The cost per person for the 3-1/2-day symposium is $1,195 for one, $1,095 for two, $995 for three and $945 for a crew of four. The cost includes rotating positions aboard a Colgate 26. Prizes will be awarded and boxed lunches are available. A barbecue on Friday and dinner party Saturday evening are included in the tuition price.