Barrows Wins College Sailor Of The Year Award

There was an awards ceremony held after the completion of the Gill Coed National Championship.


This was the awards ceremony to present the Leonard M. Fowle Trophy for the Best Overall Team, Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year and the Robert H. Hobbs Sportsmanship Award. The winners who have won these prestigious awards will find their names added to the ICSA Hall Of Fame. This is located in the Robert Crown Center at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.

The Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year is given the Everett B. Morris Trophy every year. This year the trophy was bagged by Ian Barrows of the St. Thomas, USVI. This is an award presented to be the best performance in sailing at the highest level for the collegiate year. The trophy is named in memory of B. Morris, who spent 30 years of his life as a yachting editor and director. There were five finalists named for the trophy and it was Barrows, who won it at the end.   Continue reading

Practice Races In Bermuda Waters

Bermuda waters have become the home of the America’s Cup contestants as the qualifying rounds come near.

It is perfect as the winter season makes it difficult for sailing teams to practice anywhere else. At four months lie between now and the start of the qualifying rounds, the race management team is putting together practice races for the teams. This is the 35th edition of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup series. Ian Murray is busy lining up to race courses and conducting practice races for the teams as the regatta director of the organization.

The need for a simulated setting akin to the race day is being felt by the participants. There are several procedures that need to be considered and made familiar by the sailors who participate. With several rules to follow, it is imperative that the teams participate in practice races.

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Champlain Center Got New Home

In the history of 20 years, this is happening for the first time, the community sailing center of Lake Champlain will be shifted to a new place.


The center will get new home now.

Confirming the news of new sailing center Executive director of Lake Champlain Mark Naud said “The enthusiasm to anchor new building for this existing center is enormous.” He seems happier for opportunity that the new center will provide to next generation sailing lover while he was sharing his thought.

Executive Director adding further points in his explanation about center said, “This center will be an education center, it will connect people with lake also enable us to provide space for storage and maintenance of boats that we own. The new yard is designed so that people can come down following the new bike path and play on the lake.” Continue reading