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Sailing group report: Yacht that overturned in Chicago-Mackinac race poorly designed
by NewsReader 10-30-2011

CHARLEVOIX, Mich. — A sailboat that capsized in a storm during the annual race from Chicago to Mackinac Island, killing two crew members, was not suited for the competition because its sails were too big for its weight, a sailing group says. U.S. Sailing’s report criticized the design of the WingNuts boat, saying its sail area was too large for its weight under the conditions of the long Great ...

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