March in Miami:
There are two seasons in the USA. That these seasons coincide with the temperature is a helpful coincidence. From May to September is skin season. Color the skin and wear comfortable clothes. You earned it – you survived the eating season. The collection of food holidays from October through April are the calorie equivalent of a New England winter. Rough on the body.
While the Northern Hemisphere remains in winter lockdown, March in Miami offers a needed reprise for those outside the sunshine state. Nothing wrong with chasing the sun and enjoying an early taste of the upcoming sailing season.
Multiple World Champion Willem van Waay, who figures to have sailed in Miami …
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Vendée Globe: Didac Costa Takes 14th:
(February 23, 2017; Day 110) – Spanish solo ocean racer Didac Costa crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe non stop solo round the world race at 0752hrs UTC this Thursday morning. In taking 14th place, the 36 year old Catalan fireman, an amateur racer who would like to further his career as a professional, fulfills a childhood dream inspired by the pioneering Spanish soloist, the late José Luis de Ugarté, who became the only Spanish sailor ever to finish the Vendée Globe in 1992-3 in 134 days and 5 hrs.
Didac Costa completed the 24,499 miles course, Les Sables d’Olonne to Les Sables d’Olonne in 108 days, 19 hours, 50 minutes and 45 seconds. He actually s…
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