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The Daily Digest: Our inaugural post with links to curated news and views you can use

SAN FRANCISCO – By request from a number of our Dear Readers, today we are launching a new feature – The Daily Digest – with links to recent race results, upcoming events and notable news and views all in one post. Except on Tuesdays, when we are getting ready for our live "Tuesdays with TFE" netcast, we will post The Daily Digest as near as possible to midday Pacific Time when the majority of our Dear Readers are awake (1200 Pacfic / 1500 Eastern / 2100 Central Europe / 0800 New Zealand). Of course we will continue to post features from time to time, and breaking news as soon as we get it.

With The Daily Digest you will get just one email, cutting down on inbox clutter, and giving you timely news and in an abbreviated manner so you won't have to wade through a lot of unnecessary cut-and-paste verbiage.

Thanks for your amazing support of Sailing Illustrated. As always your comments and suggestions are more than welcome, via sailingillustrated@gmail.com.

All seven Volvo Ocean Race crews are now in Alicante and ready to begin their lap around the planet, starting October 22. Full story.

Extreme Sailing Series coming to San Diego October 19-22. Full story.

ETNZ's design chief Dan Bernasconi on why the AC35 Kiwi boat was better, and what options they are studying for the new yacht for AC36. Listen to the excellent 20-minute Radio New Zealand interview here.

An all-star field announced for SDYC's International Masters Regatta in San Diego October 20-22. With the Extreme Sailing Series also racing that weekend, this year the Masters will be raced on the South Bay (south of the Coronado Bridge). Full story.

America's Cup dollars and sense: Hamish Ross on the cost/benefit of hosting the Cup in Auckland. Full story.

Resurgence in USA match racing as ten teams are entered to compete in the 50th edition of the US Match Racing Championship for the Prince of Wales Bowl at Oakcliff (Oyster Bay, NY) this coming weekend, October 13-15. Full story.