Offshore racing is good for the soul:
While racing a 40-footer in an overnight race on the Puget Sound, with rampant attrition among the fleet, the conversation among the crew was whether the breed of sailor who’d stay out all night in the cold, hanging on in a race for up to 30 hours, was dying.
Onboard was Pacific Northwest scribe Kurt Hoehne who ponders their particular persistence.
We were first to finish, and third overall on corrected time. While it would have been great to win on corrected time, the competition wasn’t at issue.
It’s something other than co…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Offshore racing is good for the soul, Editor
American Yacht Club Spring Series 2018:
Following the first half of racing held on April 28 and 29, the 2018 American Yacht Club Spring Series continued for the final weekend of racing on May 5 and 6 in Rye, NY. Spring sailing resumed as eight separate boat fleets ranging in size from the towering IRC class to the competitive J/70 class competed on the Long Island Sound. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – American Yacht Club Spring Series 2018, Editor