The Better Bermuda Race:
Meg Reilly is a circumnavigator who runs an international sailing team, Ocean Racers, with her partner Morgen Watson on their Pogo 12.50 Hermes. Meg recently completed the third edition of the 935-mile Antigua Bermuda Race and liked it… here’s her report:
This opinion might get me banned from some clubs, but I’m going to go ahead and say it anyway: Antigua-Bermuda is the better Bermuda Race.
Now, before you reach for the pitchforks and damn my ignorant youth, hear me out. Confession: I’ve never done any of the other Bermuda races, but I’ve done those passages many tim…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – The Better Bermuda Race, Editor
Brisk Breeze at ORC World Championship:
Sibenik, Croatia (June 6, 2019) – As teams left the picturesque and protected harbor in Sibenik this morning, the fourth day of the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship looked like every other this week on this lovely Dalmatian coast: sunny, warm, slight breeze from the south just starting to rustle leaves on the olive trees.
The forecast models seemed wrong, as the pressure at 0930 was 7 knots, 8 knots below the forecast trends, and it was hard to believe this was going to be a big breeze day. Then getting outside the cut to the open Adriatic, reality confronted everyone: the building seas were steepening to over a meter as the breeze built into the high teens.
On course a…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Brisk Breeze at ORC World Championship, Assoc Editor