Loïck Peyron Retires from The Trasat bakerly:
(May 15, 2016; Day 14) – Loïck Peyron’s nostalgic voyage from Plymouth to New York has come to an end following damage to the boat
Today Peyron, skipper of Pen Duick II, informed The Transat bakerly Race Management that his nostalgic voyage from Plymouth to New York had come to an end following damage to his staysail, that he can no longer use.
Peyron reported, “Unfortunately I can not continue into the wind, so for the moment I am proceeding to Quiberon (in France). Loïck.”
Strong winds and crashing waves have played havoc with The Transat bakerly racing fleet over recent days, and Peyron’s recently restored vintage wooden ketch is the latest boat…
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Bermuda One-Two Gearing Up for 2017:
Once again short-handed sailors can mark their calendars for the 21st biennial Bermuda One-Two Race, whose single-handed leg will depart from Newport, RI on June 2, 2017 for St. George, Bermuda with the double-handed return leg to depart from St. George on June 15.
The race was originally conceived and founded in 1977 by the Society of Lone Offshore Sailors (SOLOS) under the direction of OSTAR competitor Jerry Cartwright. Presently the Bermuda One-Two is managed by the Newport (RI) Yacht Club. The St. George’s Dingy & Sports Club has been the host club in Bermuda for the event’s entire history.
A primary goal of the Bermuda One-Two has been to help develop sailors int…
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