Women at the Helm: The Importance of Pathways:
Deborah Bennett Elfers reports from legendary Buzzards Bay how her club has been so successful in bringing women into the sport.
I’m a huge fan of The Magenta Project, and admire the important work they are doing to help women sailors forge a pathway toward participation in the highest levels of sailboat racing. Their mission is simple but powerful: “To build a network of female athletes committed to competing at an elite level whilst inspiring and supporting others to follow.”
It’s wonderful to se…
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Only Three Americans Have Done It:
by Vicki Staveacre
What do Rich Wilson, Bruce Schwab and David (Dodge) Morgan have in common? According to Wikipedia – and of course open to challenge – these are the names of the only three American sailors who have completed solo, unassisted and non-stop circumnavigations of the globe.
When Marblehead sailor Rich Wilson completed his second Vendee Globe solo round the world race in February with a time of 107 days, 48 minutes and 18 seconds, he bettered the previous fastest American time set by Bruce Schwab in the 2004-05 Vendee Globe race of 109:19:58:57.
The first was David (Dodge) Morgan, a US fighter pilot and journalist for the Anchorage Daily News…
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