Top Down Unfurled

Written by Peter Dowdney Originally published December 2019 on mysailing.com In the coming days, an impressive fleet of over 170 boats will be tackling the unpredictable and often challenging conditions that will be thrown their way as they head south in this year’s Sydney to Hobart yacht race.  This is the 75th anniversary of this

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Catching up with Team Ronstan

Last summer, Ronstan was happy to support the Narraganset Bay Adult Athletic Sailing Association. More commonly referred to as NAASA, the association is a Rhode Island based non-profit dedicated to the promotion and support of high performance competitive sailing on Narragansett Bay. Through their grant scholarship program, qualified sailors can apply for one of their

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Double-Handing the Sydney-Hobart

Peter Dowdney has competed in the famed Sydney-Hobart race a staggering 16 times, most recently competing in the first ever DoubleHanded division of the race on the 41′ Elliot 1250 Joker on Tourer. However, the Sydney-Hobart was just a warmup for Dowdney and co-skipper Grant Chipperfield, as they train for the longest longitudinal race in the world: the

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