Similar to European F18 sailors, North American fellows are offered the opportuntiy to enter a long distance regatta too…
New England 100 is an event our beloved friend Sandra Tartaglino was very keen to organize, the goal being to cover 100 Miles through two distance races over the week-end.
From New England 100 OA:
Like all “extreme” sailing events, the 100 has risks and suffered its first fatality last year when event Chairperson and Rockstar cat sailor Sandra Tartaglino was killed by powerboater. Sandra, at 60, had been sailing the 100 for all 30 years and she was still at the top of her game having won BBR the week before the accident.
The 100 is a highlight for all who sail it, but Sandra loved the event so much that she was the key organizer and even recruited her parents to cook what has become a famous stuffie and chowder dinner every year.
This year we will honor her memory by turning up to sail and stuffing our faces faces at the cookout. Memorial donations may be made to the Sandra Tartaglino Memorial Fund c/o P.O. Box 491, Tiverton RI 02878.
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