2014-08-14 / Front Page

New Twist for Regatta



The 10th annual Ida Lewis Distance Race begins Aug. 15 off Fort Adams. The popular overnighter takes its fleet of PHRF, IRC, one-design, double-handed and multi-hull boats on one of four courses, between 104 and 177 nautical miles, that trace the New England coastline. The addition of using a “virtual mark” will give the regatta a new twist. Rather than being a physical object, the mark's position will be defined by latitude and longitude coordinates. The race also welcomes the next generation of sailors with its Youth and Collegiate Challenges, where more than 40 percent of the crew must have reached their 14th birthday but not their 20th prior to Aug. 15. For more news about what is happening on the waterfront, turn to page18. (Photo by Meghan Sepe) The 10th annual Ida Lewis Distance Race begins Aug. 15 off Fort Adams. The popular overnighter takes its fleet of PHRF, IRC, one-design, double-handed and multi-hull boats on one of four courses, between 104 and 177 nautical miles, that trace the New England coastline. The addition of using a “virtual mark” will give the regatta a new twist. Rather than being a physical object, the mark's position will be defined by latitude and longitude coordinates. The race also welcomes the next generation of sailors with its Youth and Collegiate Challenges, where more than 40 percent of the crew must have reached their 14th birthday but not their 20th prior to Aug. 15. For more news about what is happening on the waterfront, turn to page18. (Photo by Meghan Sepe)

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