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Splashes
2015 February 1 - 12:00 am
The yearly 628-mile jaunt down the coast from Sydney, Australia, across the Bass Strait to Hobart, Tasmania, has a nasty reputation as a heavy-air battle, often storm-tossed and sometimes deadly. The 70th running of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which set sail Boxing Day, December 26, was no exception, but what began as a bone-jarring beat into 25-knot headwinds and steep seas, finished with a barn-burner sleigh ride for the 117 racers.
Splashes
2014 November 10 - 12:00 am
Susan Goggins When America’s Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill took the helm of an Optimist on Pewaukee Lake in southeastern Wisconsin, he was racing against more than the 30 junior sailors on the sta

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