Doublehander makes Annapolis to Newport Race history:
Newport, RI (June 10, 2019) – Laurent Givry and famed French racer Sidney Gavignet made history in the 2019 Annapolis-to-Newport Race as the first double-handed team to capture line honors in the 475-nautical mile inshore-offshore passage. Their boat La Defonce, a Beneteau-designed Figaro 3, crossed the line off Castle Hill Light at 9:38am. Full report.
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R2AK: Out of the darkness, into the light:
The 5th edition of the 750 mile Race to Alaska began June 3 with a 40-mile “proving stage” from Port Townsend, WA to Victoria, BC. For those that survived, they started the remaining 710 miles on June 6 to Ketchikan, AK. Here’s the June 10 update:
The remoteness of the British Columbia coast has always been key to this thing. A big part of why the R2AK needed to exist was to get more people into the self-supported adventure that can only happen when you’re outside of your comfort zone and in a place where no one will hear you scream.
There’s a fleeting rarity and holiness to being beyond the reach of communication. Doubt us? Gurus are supp…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – R2AK: Out of the darkness, into the light, Editor