Lobbying for the NTRA: Horse Racing and Gambling Online
Horse racing is a unique sport that brings live entertainment, legal gambling, and animal athletes together in a range of settings around the world. In some cases, tracks are well maintained and draw large and loyal crowds. In others, the main action comes from off-track-betting outlets and slot machines, with far less emphasis on the condition of the racecourse and barn facilities. This study, conducted for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, and targeted the needs of the physical plant, in addition to the enhancement, marketing, and regulation of horse racing in cyberspace.
Stadium Financing and the National Football League
Sporting events drive growth in the multi-billion dollar leisure industry and make a unique contribution to city, state, and national pride. This study focuses on the financing and construction of football stadiums, an arena which encompasses the highest paid athletes, the wealthiest owners, and a selection of the most expensive construction projects undertaken through public-private financing and often approved by public referenda.
Sports Publicity and Photography
Volvo Ocean Race 2008 - 2009
The Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Race) is a yacht race around the world, held every three years. It is named after its current sponsor, Volvo. Though the route has changed to accommodate various ports of call, the race typically departs from Europe in September or October, and in recent years has had either 9 or 10 legs, with in-port races at many of the stopover cities. The 2008-9 race started in Alicante , Spain in October 2008. The route included stopovers in the Middle East and Asia for the first time. This route covered nearly 39,000 nautical miles and took over nine months to complete. Photos from the Boston Harbor In-Port Racing are available.
Nantucket Race Week 2007
Nantucket Race Week is hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and the Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing, a non-profit, educational organization that provides affordable access to sailing and water sports to the public. This year, the program offered races for Laser, IOD, PHRF, and 12 meter classes, among other special racing and social events. The week was topped off by the Opera House Cup, the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast.
Buzzard's Bay Regatta 2007
The 35th annual Buzzard's Bay Regatta featured over 400 boats in five racing circles through the weekend of August 3-5. Classes of boats included PHRF, IRC, Multihull, J/24, J80, J/105 and J/109. The racing fleets also featured scores of Lasers, Laser Radials, Vanguard 15s and Club 420s. Finally, 505s showed their characteristic speed and excitement.
The Marblehead to Halifax Race 2007
The 32nd Biennial Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race took place in July 2007. Over 120 boats left Marblehead to compete in the 360 nautical mile race. This year, the Boston Yacht Club, the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, the Cruising Club of America, and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club announced a major new trophy for offshore yacht racing: the Olin J. Stephens Ocean Racing Trophy, to be awarded to skippers competing in consecutive Newport Bermuda and Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean races. This trophy will be awarded for the first time in Halifax, Nova Scotia in July, based on combined performance in the 2006 Centennial Newport Bermuda Race and the 2007 Marblehead-to-Halifax Race.
The Centennial Newport Bermuda Race 2006
The 100th Anniversary of the Newport to Bermuda Race was celebrated in June 2006, commemorating a century of this ocean racing classic. Over 260 boats competed in the event and the JV66, Bella Mente, owned by Hap Fauth of Newport, Rhode Island, was the first to cross the finish line. Bella Mente was followed by Alchemy (J. Thompson, New York), Captivity (S. Byrne, Hamilton, Mass.) and Maximus (C. St. Clair Brown, New Zealand).