With the start of the 20th Marion to Bermuda Race fast approaching on Friday, June 19, teams must soon decide which route will best tackle the 645-mile 2015 version of the “Thrash to the Onion Patch”.
Will skippers minimize their consideration of the famous Gulf Stream loops and focus on wind direction? Or do they make the opposite choice and search for favorable southbound current and take what the wind gods deliver on the way? Careful planning, sometimes over months of reviewing trends and patterns shape the choices that will tell the tale.
Mark Swanson of North Creek NY— co-skipper and co-navigator and sailing double handed on ‘Roust’ along with owner Ia…
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