Daily Digest: VOR, S2H, AC, WS
SAN DIEGO – Several of our Dear Readers have asked for more of these "Daily Digest" posts, with links to current yacht racing articles that may be of interest to our loyal and growing group of Dear Readers. Please don't call us the Drudge Report of sailing, but here goes (and, as always, your comments and suggestions as to format and content are welcome)....
102 yachts are set to embark on the 73rd edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Four 100-footers will lead the famous 628nm charge south, followed hard by the remainder of the highly competitive fleet representing some 27 countries.
How to watch the start of Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race - livestream coverage begins on Boxing Day (26 Dec) at 1230 AEDT (Sydney Time) / 0130 UTC, which in the USA is 1730 PST / 2030 EST on Christmas Night (25 Dec).
Christopher Clarey in today's NYT: "Guillaume Verdier Helps Design the Future of Yacht Racing" – meaning the AC75 for the 2021 America's Cup. [Note that the NYT, like SAILING ILLUSTRATED, prefers the term "yacht racing." Do you? –TFE]
Grant Simmer interview on the 2021 AC, after 50 days as the new CEO of BAR: "Currently it looks like the boat build costs, technical development and logistics are going to be extremely expensive but we are ready to take on both the financial, technical and sporting challenge."