Fujin capsizes in RORC Caribbean 600:
(February 20, 2018) – Greg Slyngstad’s Bieker 53 multihull Fujin has capsized during the RORC Caribbean 600. All crew are safe and preparations are now underway to transfer them to the safety of Port Saba. RORC Race Manager Chris Stone issued a statement:
“On Monday February 19 at 20:20 AST, Fujin capsized close to Saba Island and the eight-man crew were observed standing on the up-turned hull. All of the crew are now safe. Stephen Cucchiaro’s Gunboat 60 Flow stood by while rescue agencies co-ordinated the rescue efforts. Jens Kellinhusen’s German Ker 56 Varuna altered course to assist, but has now continued racing. The Coastguard at Fort De France Martini…
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Eight Bells: Herb Reese:
Herbert Ray Reese, one of sailing’s true unsung heroes, passed away on February 15 at the age of 70 in Solomons, MD. For the sport of sailing we all love, his immense contribution cannot be understated.
Herb was a self-taught engineer who could move any weight, step any mast, install any dock, and solve the most difficult logistical problems with a small shrug of his shoulders and his genuine smile. He could be found at almost any regatta where the big boats sailed.
He worked numerous St. Barth’s and Newport Buckets along with events for the Maxi 72 and TP52 classes. He was the regatta support crew that arrived first and left last because it was his job to launch boats, get th…
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