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March 2017 News

William P. (Bill) Ficker 1927-2017


Human Interest | - Author: Stephen A Van Dyck - Sailing Scuttlebutt - March 14, 2017

William P. (Bill) Ficker quietly sailed his last voyage alone at age 89 on March 13, 2017. Bill was a “tall” man, in structure, stature, professional life, and in the yachting world. He was a real yachtsman in the...

Florus R. “Skip” Black 1944-2014


Human Interest | - March 08, 2017

With a lifelong love for baseball and a passion for yacht racing, Florus “Skip” Black III was a man of routine who loved to laugh. He enjoyed things like westerns and watching the Tigers, and he was also a Frank Sinatr...

Star European Winter Circuit ev. 3/4


Regatta Reports | - March 05, 2017

The ciruit 3rd leg kicked off in Monaco friday 03/03 on a course shared with the resident Melges 20 fleet. Two races were sailed under beaufort 3-4 conditions form East. On saturday, very strong winds forced the RC to ground the ...



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