The Race to the Race:
(June 19, 2018; Day 3) – We’re not sure what motivates people to take on the Race to Alaska. After three editions, there are no longer any secrets or misconceptions. But people came knocking again in 2018 to tackle the 750 cold water miles from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska.
It is heartening to know the seemingly soft and technically reliant society of today is still able to stick it out there. Teddy Roosevelt would approve…
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – The Race to the Race, Editor
Competition for the Common Sailor:
by Daniel Swords
There is so much sailboat design emphasis on racing and speed, and while the speed increases are amazing, the increases in sailboat size and complexity and costs and the human misery and discomfort of the sailors is astonishing.
The sport is progressing to the point that there is no longer any relevance to the common sailor.