Practice Race Today

Things have been hectic for everyone as spouses and friends arrive, making connections, figuring out how to meet up and, for me, dealing with a cold.  Paul Hemker, John Best and the rest of the measurement team have now processed most of the 135 boats competing here. 135 boats, 19 countries.  I haven’t had confirmation, […]

Unpacking & Setup Pictures

Here are a series of shots taken after the container was delivered. We launched today and took GBR367 for a spin. More on that later. Hard to imagine how we will get 133 boats set up here.   Plus we heard from the Stephano, who works on the marina staff, that there will be an additional […]

Arrival

The team has been arriving over the past few days and on Monday June 27 the container arrived with the boats.  There is always a little anxiety as the container doors are opened and we take a quick look around to see if there is any damage.  No problems!  And so we all breathed a […]

REUNION

The email from Lin in March asking me to sail with him in the Worlds at Garda provided me with a new focus and revived many memories of sailing with Lin in 1996. I was watching the US Nationals on Lake Canandaigua when a call came through from the Committee Boat that Lin needed a […]

Boats arrive in Italy!

Last week Kurt, our fearless shipping coordinator told us, “Keep your anxiety in check FD people!”And well we should have.  This evening we got the following note: Container was off loaded in Genoa on Jun-19 15.00 hrs. We are proceeding with Customs clearance. It will take us 3.5 hours to deliver from here. I think […]

NZL-145

A hectic last few weeks saw Pavel twice flying from Pennsylvania to Jacksonville enabling us to complete the refit and just make it to Connecticut, just in time to relaunch NZL-145 for race one of the US Nationals. Immediately after, the boats bound for the Worlds were loaded into a container, and it was with great relief […]

Full Circle

With all that is going on in everyone’s life these days it’s sometimes hard to keep sailing schedules aligned and on track. Fifteen years ago, much of the U.S. fleet was preparing for our National Championship in Canandaigua, NY. During a warm up at the race site for the regatta, the person I was planning […]

Follow Us on the Garda! Blog

All the US sailors, families and friends going to the World Championships at Malcesine on Lake Garda in Northern Italy thought it would be fun to share the trip with everyone.  So we have set up a Web log page to do just that.  Just click the Garda! menu item on the right side of […]

Who all’s going?

We said that 4 boats were packed off for Garda.  Four US teams, there are more attending. From the US we have: USA 36 – Lin Robson with Richard Phillips (GBR), the team that just won US Nationals NZL 145 – Paul Scoffin and Pavel Ruzicka, both veterans of many Worlds and a team that […]