Serious Sailing, Serious Fun:
Herb McCormick shares a memory in Cruising World magazine of his winter escape to the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta for that perfect blend of competition and parties.
It was an early Thursday evening in the beginning of March at the St. Maarten Yacht Club, on this occasion perhaps the busiest watering hole in the entire Caribbean. The club’s two bars were packed three deep, and it was impossible to find a place to stand on the deck overlooking the water.
As the clock ticked ever closer to 1730, the sense of anticipation and excitement was almost palpable. When the moment arrived, nearby ve…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Serious Sailing, Serious Fun, Editor
Seriousness in the Sport of Sailing:
Are we taking ourselves and our sport too seriously? Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck takes on the topic for Sailing World magazine.
Performance is importance in competition, right? Of course it is. Each sport might vary in its approach, but support in any way is critical to athletic competition. There are coaches and trainers and layers beyond that, and winning formulas are copied and improved upon. But excellence doesn’t come cheap. Investments must be made. Success is not accidental.
This is especially true with amateur sailing. The big paydays seen in other sports don’t ever happen in…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Seriousness in the Sport of Sailing, Editor