Why I Am Leaving the Rat Race:
The health of our sport should always be a priority – the next generation deserves it. Yet, too often we care more about evolving, a trait that whittles away at who can, or wants to, participate. As Eric Swenson writes in 2004 for Sailing World, this trend in our sport has roots.
I am the owner, skipper and chief helmsman of the Frers 51 Toscana, an IOR racing machine. As such, I am a nearly extinct animal, but now I happily add my bones to the IOR graveyard and move on to a better state of being. I do so for several reasons, one of which is…
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Where Italy and Canada Meet:
Squamish, a town north of Vancouver in British Columbia, is a three and half hour drive north of Seattle, WA. It’s at the northern tip of the island-dotted Howe Sound, and surrounded by the kind of mountains that are giving Squamish a hefty reputation as Canada’s Lake Garda.
Lake Garda is a popular holiday location in northern Italy and quite notable for hosting championship regattas. So what do Garda and Squamish have in common?
Like Garda, the trick at Squamish is to go right and sail to The Wall – a towering shoreline where there’s plenty of depth and a current that carries the boats to weather. Boats lined up beam to beam, bow to stern, at the right end of th…
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