Chronicling a Midlife Crisis:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
Long before he became one of our foremost historians and a New York Times bestselling author, Nathaniel Philbrick, at just 22-years-old, won the 1978 Sunfish North American Championship. But soon life got in the way and he’d lost touch with the sport he was so passionate about.
Then at 36 years of age, after his young children scolded him to “get a life”, he went about doing just that. Pulling out his old Sunfish with a goal of competing again in the 1993 North Americans, Nat chronicles how the experience impacted his family and himself in the book, Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Chronicling a Midlife Crisis, Editor
Family Bonding at Charleston Race Week:
If there has been one constant about Sperry Charleston Race Week over the years it’s the family dynamic that has become a hallmark of the regatta. The event and venue, with all the onshore fun, attracts sailors to combine high-level racing with quality family time.
As usual, there were plenty of family programs competing in Sperry Charleston Race Week 2018. In fact, family members comprise the entire crew of the J/70 Old School with Brandon Flack sailing with his wife, 15-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son.
“It couldn’t be better when you can mix sailing at a great regatta like this and being with your family,” Flack said. “I was so psyched coming down here beca…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Family Bonding at Charleston Race Week, Assoc Editor