Phil Sharp: Tips to succeed in isolation:
Key messages can be transferred from ocean racing to land as people move into isolation to support the fight against COVID-19. Adapting to change is a daily routine for an offshore sailor, and so solo ocean racer Phil Sharp shares his top tips on how to live productively in an isolated and turbulent environment:
1 – Staying positive and looking ahead
In the event of a significant change in the environment or a major disruption, a positive mind-set is essential as it enables you to adapt quickly and keep moving forward. It is important to realize t…
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Keeping its history alive:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing News
I did the 1984 Newport to Bermuda Race and it was misery. Great crew, but punishing from the start. Massive wind and waves, followed by neither, with current swirls sending us backwards.
So wiped by arrival, with no hotel rooms on offer, I slept on deck to avoid the interior disaster. By 2am, a rain burst turned bad to worse. I took the first flight home… I’d had enough.
I was only 22 years, and prior to this outing, my offshore miles were mild California courses, mostly offwind toward warmer climes of Mexico. Yes, I was soft, but only knew what I knew. These east coasters… they did too.
While glad to have c…
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