Teddy Seymour: Sailing Was the Easy Part:
Former college track star and Vietnam vet Teddy Seymour spent seven years planning his round-the-world journey. Without corporate sponsors or media coverage, it was a solo effort from the start. And when he was done, Seymour became the first African-American solo west-to-east circumnavigator
He worked a variety of jobs, including teaching, to fund his dream, and departed his U.S. Virgin Islands home port in St. Croix in February 1986 aboard his Ericson 35, Love Song, with limited cash in his pocket.
For the next year and a half, he averaged 89 miles per day while sailing west to east via the Panama Canal, the Galapagos, the Marquesas, Samoa, Australia, Bali, the Red Sea, and…
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On the Topic of Transparency:
James Dadd, chief measurer for the IRC rating rule, has been on a world tour. As one of two international rating rules to handicap different designs of keelboats (the other being ORC), Dadd has been both educator and student. Here is his report as published in the September issue of Seahorse magazine…
One issue that seems to raise its head constantly when discussing any rating rule today is most often referred to as ’transparency’. This word always seems to be at the tip of many people’s tongues when talking about the pros and cons of different rating systems.
There are many ele…
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