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2015 Thistle Midwinters West and Larry Klein Memorial Trophy

Dieball Sailing Ambassador Mike Gillum recaps his success at Thistle MWW and Larry Klein Memorial Regattas.This past Super Bowl Weekend’s 2015 TCA MWW & Larry Klein Memorial lived up to all of the usual expectations!Sure MWW was lacking the usual big names like Brady & Wilson and at only twenty-three boats it wasn’t going to break any records but [...]

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2015 SORC Race Recap

"Bill Bollin and crew on the Melges 32 Badfish scored a big win in the PHRF Fleet and PHRF A, fending off a big push from the turbocharged Melges 30,Peerless, and showing that there is another Great Lakes legend that heads south for the winter."A race summary from JBs perspective is provided below:As we were going through the pre-race strategy [...]

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​2015 Sid Doren Etchells Regatta - Jaguar Series Event #2 - Miami, Florida

Team Aretas was looking to capitalize on the first Jag event by expanding their notes and knowledge of the new rig and sails. The first event produced a 10th, which in the Etchells Class and for the Jag Series, is a good finish against so many top teams. We felt good, but knew we left points out on the [...]

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What's in Jeff's Gear Bag?

In the second segment of our multi-part series discussing what the Dieball Team members keep in their gear bags, Jeff Eiber from Cleveland, OH talks shows us the details.Here's what I carry in my old worn and torn canvas gear bag as I head out for racing: lots of hats for all sorts of conditions: polyester winter hats for [...]

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What’s in Bill’s Gear Bag?

The first segment of our multi-part series talking about what our team members keep in their gear bag - Bill Wiggins No matter where I go or what I’m sailing I get asked, “What are you wearing on the water today?” My answer is never exactly the same. Depending on the boat I’m sailing, forecasted air temperature, precipitation forecast [...]

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2014 Etchells Piana Cup - Jaguar Series Event #1 - Miami, Florida

This event proved to be exciting for my team on Aretas. After a great campaign in 2014 with a 7th in the Jaguar Series, 5th in the World Championship and 7th in the North Americans, we have shown signs of consistently finishing at or near the top. Of course the Etchells class is probably one of the [...]

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Handicap Racing: A way forward for the masses?

Dobbs Davis, Seahorse Magazine explains the modern era of PHRF sailing. The great majority of big boat sailors in the USA – over 20,000 boats by some estimates – race locally and use Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) handicaps issued by one of some 40 local boards scattered throughout the US. PHRF is an empirical-based ‘everyman’ system, where anything can [...]

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2014 Thistle Bloody Mary Regatta Recap

Scott Griffin recaps the 2014 Thistle Bloody Mary Regatta! Dieball Sailing powers 8 of the top 10 finishers! Congratulations to Steve and Shawn Burke, winners of the 2014 Bloody Mary Regatta. (Although we weren't sure it was going to be given the forecast, it WAS in fact a SAILING competition.) Eighteen teams made their way to Western Carolina Sailing [...]

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2014 US Sailing Sears Cup Finals - Junior Three-handed Championship

A recap of an incredible week at Grand Traverse YC by Bob Sagan, Interlake Fleet Chairman, Interlake #1411The Sears Cup Finals were held at Grand Traverse YC in partnership with Traverse Area Community Sailing (TACS) Aug 5-8th on West Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, Michigan.To sum up the event: GRAND SLAM. The Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs, 2 [...]

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TackTick Micro Battery Replacement

Has your Micro Compass seemingly given up the ghost? It may only be a battery issue! Here is a recap of an owners experience...We need to preface this post by saying that opening the TackTick Micro will void any warranties from TackTick or Raymarine. TackTick and Raymarine do not recommend any attempts to replace the [...]

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