Celebrating a life well-lived:
When Latham Bell left the sailing world unexpectantly early, the sport lost a significant contributor and competitor. If he wasn’t fitting his plus-sized body into the Naples Sabot for senior racing in Southern California, he was serving as a judge in international sailing competitions.
Latham was a teacher by trade and used that talent to introduce countless kids to sailing, and used his passion and consideration to make the sport better at his home base of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. And now a year after his passing, the local community wants to return the favor.
Has the Volvo Ocean Race lost its way?:
Since the start in October, the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race has sought to gain our attention and interest, but with crews filled with first-timers and a changing landscape for endurance contests, has the self-proclaimed “world’s premier offshore race” lost its way? British commentator Magnus Wheatley thinks so as he shares in this report.
Like the drunken uncle that refuses to leave the coming-of-age party, the Volvo Ocean Race staggers on. But just like the uncle, its glory days are way in the distant past and the cool, relevant ones desperately want it to go home, tuck itself quietly to bed, and get on with the proper party.
Does anyone, anywhe…
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