Memorable Edition for Ensenada Race:
Really, the 69th Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race was more of a stampede along the 125-mile course, with records being trampled and lots of firsts. Sure, there was much elation and celebration when two monster trimarans broke an 18-year old multihull record, and again when four Maxi’s broke the monohull record. But there is more.
Multiple-time N2E winner Bill Gibbs collected three trophies, adding to his collection of at least seven that he’s won since 2002. However, for the first time it was not for winning aboard the 53-foot catamaran Afterburner. This time, Gibbs sailed Wahoo, an almost 47-foot Schionning GF 1400. It’s really a lightweight cruising boat, he sai…
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Changing the Game to Grow the Sport:
by Bill Wagner, Capital Gazette
Peter Henry was once a very active sailboat racer in the Annapolis (MD) area. The longtime Annapolis Yacht Club member campaigned a J/24 and Frers 33 named Mischief in the 1990s and earned his share of trophies.
When his children got older, Peter and wife Pam sold the racing sailboat and bought a cruising model. Their Grand Soleil 40, also named Mischief, was designed for comfort with all the basic amenities.
“I’ve got a 25-pound anchor and 75 feet of chain on one end and a stand-up shower on the other e…
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