An Aloha Family Tradition:
by Tom Burden
Kui Lim and his brother Yal campaigned 470-class dinghies at the Olympic level and trained with Dave Ullman. JV Gilmour races 18-foot skiffs at insane speeds while his mom Vickie, a respected US Sailing judge, lives on the water with a Grand Banks cruiser tied to the dock outside her house.
Buzz Blackett is the owner of California Condor, a bleeding-edge Class 40, and he’s got a carbon Antrim 27 under construction. As for me, I’m the owner of a restored Cal 40, though perhaps I could say that Shaman owns me and that I count myself among the “boat poor”.
What do we have in common? We’re all El Toro sailors.
We competed as adults in the 2…
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VIDEO: Wear the kill cord:
The importance of wearing a kill cord is highlighted in dramatic style in a new safety video from the RYA.
Power boat drivers will be left in no doubt of the vital role the kill cord can play in keeping people safe should they experience difficulties on the water.
The video is part of the RYA’s new digital safety campaign to highlight its key safety messages: look after yourself, have a plan, keep in touch and know your limits. The campaign is a fresh approach to the RYA’s more traditional method of issuing an annual Safety Advisory Notice featuring key topics to help boaters think in practical terms about their safety afloat.
Small open power boats will normally be fitted wi…
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