Recognition for Chesapeake Bay rescue:
US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee awarded the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to Ed Tracey, Dewey Ward and Ray Racine, the crew of Incommunicado, for their 2016 rescue of Patrick Seidel on October 23.
Presented on December 7 by Jonathan Wright, United States Naval Academy Sailing Squadron’s Vanderstar Chair, the Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal is awarded to skippers of boats or race support vessels who assist in rescues of victims from the water.
Above photo: (L to R) Dewey Ward, Ed Tracey, Jonathan Wright, Patrick Seidel
Patrick Seidel, a United States Naval Academy graduate, retired submarine commander and highly-experienced racer, alon…
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Volvo Ocean Race: Hard days at work:
(December 15, 2017; Leg 3, Day 6) – A gybing battle between the leaders of the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race ensued today as they tussled for position in the depths of the Southern Ocean. While conditions have moderated slightly from yesterday, winds remain in the high 20s, and with the dense air of the lower latitudes, it feels like much more.
Charles Caudrelier’s Franco-Chinese crew Dongfeng Race Team continued to lead the way east, managing to stay just ahead of a huge depression catapulting the fleet towards Australia. However, they have been under constant attack from Leg 2 winners MAPFRE, which has been matching their moves.
Onboard reporter Martin Keruzore not…
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