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Archive for April 2014

Atlantic Racing Update

As mentioned above, the 12th biennial Transat AG2R has come to a thrilling conclusion in Gustavia, St. Barthélemy as the top four one-design Beneteau Figaro IIs finished within two hours of one another after more than three weeks at sea. More »

The End Is Near!

The brutally active sailboat racing season in the Northeast Caribbean — which we take to be between the British Virgins and Antigua — is not over, but the end is nigh. More »

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Golden Gate Bullship Race

This reporter enjoyed her maiden Bullship in a boat generously loaned by John Amen, but unfortunately took too long (almost an hour) to clear the Marin shore and so was told to turn back by the race committee. More »

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Weather forecasts are one of the most talked-about topics in any cruiser gathering, often because they’re so often wrong or misunderstood, and so much depends on accurate forecasting when you’re in a small boat in a large ocean.  More »

The 27th Antigua Classic Regatta

The 83-ft Fife schooner Adventuress, now 90 years young, shows her stuff in this year’s windy Antigua Classic Regatta. © 2014 Tim Wright If there is a better classic regatta in the world than the four-race Panerai Antigua Classic, sailed off historic English Harbor, we’re not aware of it. More »