Epic Adventure, Beautiful Scenery:
The Rolex Middle Sea Race is often called the world’s most beautiful yacht race. The circular course evokes strong emotions within every sailor who experiences its charms. Imagery and stories abound of the scenery, wildlife and conditions encountered. The 37th edition which started on Saturday October 22 proved no exception, and added yet another epic adventure to the legend of the race.
The ramparts of Valletta were awash with colour as thousands lined the ramparts of the fortified city to witness the start. The magnificent back drop of Grand Harbour provides one of the most iconic settings in world sailing. The cannons of the Saluting Battery, high above the water, added to…
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Managing the Cost of International Competition:
When the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship gets underway on November 29 to December 3, about a third of the 100+ entrants will have made the travel from overseas to Miami, Florida. For each of the international teams, their biggest decision was how to handle their boat needs.
Shipping their existing boat is obviously the preferred option for most people. The up side is that you get to sail your own familiar boat, set up the way you like it, and be ready to go when it arrives at the venue.
Depending on what part of the world they are coming from, and going to, the cost can vary greatly. Europe to Miami and back is n…
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