Promising forecast for Sydney Hobart:
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race is famous for the variety of weather along the 628nm course, and the certainty that a brutal test must be passed to finish.
“This is a hard race,” said Ken Read upon winning line honors on the 100-foot Comanche in 2015. “I have sailed around the world two and a half times and I thought I had seen it all but this is one hard body of water. The people who have done this race 25 times, God bless them, they are the hardest people on Earth or the dumbest people on Earth, probably a combination of the two.”
Like most offshore races, there is that one year where the weather is ideal, and it is stories of that year which brings people back. The Burea…
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Happy Winter Solstice 2017:
The Northern Hemisphere is officially deep in winter as it experiences today – December 21 – the shortest daylight period. If you’re feeling a little glum this time of year, and your sailboat is wrapped up tight or sheltering under cover, remember that the winter solstice means the days will now get longer – the seasons will change and summer will return.
To keep that idea alive, take a look at just some of the sailing activity happening in the Southern Hemisphere (sailing-others?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Winter+Solstice+means+Summer+Sailstice+is+on+i…
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