A sailor’s boat, adored by sailors:
by W M Nixon, AFLOAT magazine
Usually when a boat fills a very special niche in the world sailing scene, the standard response is that if it didn’t exist, then somebody would just have to invent it. But in the case of the International Star, it’s beyond imagination to think of anyone coming up with such a thing, even in their wildest dreams.
And if you told a complete stranger to sailing the story of how this boat continues to be at the cutting edge of sailing competition despite b…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – A sailor’s boat, adored by sailors, Editor
Vallarta Race: Getting the fiesta started:
(March 6, 2018) – H.L Enloe and his assembled crew of Steve Calder, Jay Davis, Thierry Fouchier, Nitish (Nat) Iyengar, Artie Means, Franck Profitt, and Will Suto stepped onboard the ORMA 60 Mighty Merloe with little more than their passports for the 2018 San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race.
What more do you need when you go for a 1000 nm sail down the Baja California coastline on your way to shattering the race record by nearly five hours? They crossed the finish line yesterday at 16:18:19 for an elapsed time of 02:03:58 (21.8 avg speed), arriving in time to enjoy happy hour, dinner, and last call. The trifecta!
With the tracker on a four hour delay, Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Vallarta Race: Getting the fiesta started, Editor