Day: June 6, 2021

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Captain Sir William Burton

Sir William Burton (1864-1942) had sailed in more than 1000 boats in British waters.

For twenty-five years, yachting was his favorite sport, but instead of making a game of yachting, he made it a serious study just as much as his business.

He was one of those men who did never stay at ā€œthe old ways of doing thingsā€ for long. He would enter everything with heart, soul, and great passion.

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the 2019 Sterling Cup. Welcome Back, JENETTA!

When race day dawned at Robbe & Berkingā€™s Sterling Cup 2019, the small marina at GlĆ¼cksberg on the Flensburg Fjord was bursting with 10 12-Meters, five 6-Meters, and more than a dozen nippy little 5.5-Meter boats.

In baking sunshine and a shifty little breeze from the northeast, the racing got off to a good, clean start. In a reversal of her prewar fortunes, JENETTA beat her rival VIM to the mark on the first windward leg,

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