R2AK: Excellence in straddling:
The 5th edition of the 750 mile Race to Alaska began June 3 with a 40-mile “proving stage” from Port Townsend, WA to Victoria, BC. For those that survived, they started the remaining 710 miles on June 6 to Ketchikan, AK. Here’s the June 14 update:
In every buddy cop TV show/Hollywood movie/whatever Netflix is, there’s more than a little oversimplification of motivations of the two main protagonists.
One buddy is inevitably the boy scout rising through the ranks as a top ten prospect for chief. Their buddy, a down-bound true heart with the street smarts to make the case but without the ability/social skills to read the room and climb th…
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Big wind for Marion Bermuda Race start:
Marion, MA (June 14, 2019) – The fleet of 39 yachts got underway for the start of the Marion Bermuda Race, with 38 teams in the Founders Division and one is a Classic yacht.
The first start between the classics Tabor Boy and Spirit of Bermuda set the pace with an aggressive move by Spirit running down the starting line, crossing close ahead of Tabor Boy.
But the maneuver didn’t pay off for the big black Bermuda Sloop. She ran the line in front of Tabor Boy clear ahead. Then when she got to the pin end of the line and hardened up into the wind, she actually sailed outside of the yellow pin, beyond the starting line.
Whoops! She did not start properly, but continued to s…
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