Who wins for the farthest away? Wil Rendell of White Bear isn't sailing unless he is dreaming of a scene in Sahara (for those of you unfamiliar with the Clive Cussler book turned movie, it is worth the watch for the one sailing scene - well, almost sailing) Wil is in Afghanistan serving as a 1st Lieutenant and platoon leader.
He is currently serving in a mountain region of the Wardak province. The Discovery Channel featured Wil's class as they went through training in Ranger school before deployment. The feature is called Surviving the Cut.
NOW ON TO WINTER SAILING ---- The 470 North Americans featured two of our women sailors. Lara Dallman-Weiss is crewing (and that's most of the fun) on an Olympic hopeful boat. The US men were second in the event; US women were 3rd and 5th. Results
Next - Key West Week. The Melges 32 and 24 fleets are ready for a great week of tropical weather. For a most impressive list of sponsors, check out the event website.
Miami Olympic Classes Regatta January 24-28. Watch our sailors:
470 women - Anne Haeger, Lara Dallman - Weiss
470 men - Hunter Radliffe (Lake Forest)
2.4R - John Ruf
49er - Kevin Jewett/Mike Kuschner
Finn - Gordon Lamphere
Laser - Erik Bowers
Sonar - Bert Foster
Women's Matchracing - Sally Barkow, Maggie Shea
Coaching - John Porter
Race Committee - Chip Mann, Jeff Butzer, John Strassman