Bill is the chief operating officer for the 11th Hour Racing Team and recorded this from latitude 38 — Lisbon, that is!
The fleet of five foiling IMOCA 60s participating in The Ocean Race are docking out and preparing to begin the second of seven legs in their race around the world.
So many boats, so little time. But, as Crosby, Stills & Nash sang, "If you can't be with the one you love, honey, love the one you're with."
Match racing is a unique and competitive sailing format. US Sailing is offering grants to help those who want to climb the match-racing ladder.
It was a setup for an epic battle. Light air, big currents and all kinds of competitors trying to throw you off your game. It all turned out just fine at the Corinthian Midwinters.
The 10-Meter 'Sirius' was the best of them; she was quite unbeatable in the few class races that occurred, and she often raced in the Whitney Series Races.
Rock legend David Crosby passed yesterday, leaving behind a revered musical legacy and a long, sailing love affair with the schooner 'Mayan.'
Bay Area sailor Frank Slootman aboard his new MOD 70 'Snowflake' joined race winner Giovani Soldini on 'Maserati' in breaking the record in this 2,995-nm race.
The Ocean Race, formerly the Volvo Ocean Race, started Sunday in Alicante, Spain, for the first leg of the 32,000-mile round-the-world race. Five red-hot, foiling IMOCA 60s, including American entry 11th Hour Racing, were on the line.
While many of us were lounging at home with coffee and the paper, some intrepid sailors were fulfilling their mission to work on expanding their club's programs. The reward for getting out of bed on a rainy Saturday was an impromptu sail in the break between downpours.
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