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Where is the 2016 Inshore Leg Raced?

May 28, 2016

Subject Inshore Leg Question Where is the inshore leg raced? Answer The Inshore Series is raced in Casco Bay just off Fort Allen Park in Portland, Maine. Check out all the info on Leg 3 here:

Will storm Bonnie cause a change in Sat. Start?

May 27, 2016

Question Will the race begin in Charleston earlier than the scheduled Sat at noon? Thanks…Karen Answer Hi Karen, We have been keeping a close eye on the tropical depression, but the race will start at 12 on Saturday as scheduled!

Tips on Getting Into Ocean Racing

April 13, 2016

First Name Zac Subject Tips on Getting Into Ocean Racing Question Do you have any recommendations to young sailor’s looking to get into ocean racing? What are some key skills/qualifications skippers look for? What can I do inshore that will improve my offshore sailing abilities? I am 19 years old and currently training on Elliott[…..]

The differences in strategy

April 5, 2016

First Name Caroline Email Address Subject The differences in strategy Question Hi Charlie! I watched the entire Volvo Ocean Race last year and was amazed by the strategies all the navigators and skippers talked about. How does the tactics or strategy change between these two races or the different boat sizes? Hi Caroline,  Tactics[…..]

2014 – Leg 1 – 48 Hours In

May 12, 2014

Three boats are tied to one another this morning as we watch the fleet come around Cape Hatteras and begin the second half of this first leg of the 2014 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing. Pleiad Racing holds a narrow lead over Dragon and Gryphon Solo II with all three boats within three[…..]

2014 – Leg 1 First 24 Hours Update

May 11, 2014

It was a clean start yesterday in Charleston in the 4th Annual Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing. The four Atlantic Cup teams raced across the start line in a 20-25 knot breeze with double-reefed mainsails. #54-Dragon cross the line first, however, launched to the front of the fleet and led the first and[…..]

Do dolphins sleep at night?

May 11, 2014

First Name Sam and Lorel Your Question     Do dolphins sleep at night?   Well Sam & Laurel, my first inclination is to say fish don’t sleep at night.  However, it would be wrong of me to assume that. Dolphins are very fascinating creatures. From the folks at Scientific America, we learn that dolphins show two basic[…..]

2013 Atlantic Cup Day 4 Sunset Report

May 14, 2013

Barring anything catastrophic over the next hour or so it looks like #118 Bodacious Dream is going to win the first leg of the race!  They team of Dave Rearick and Matt Scharl have sailed a brilliant race and have done a masterful job of taming the challenging conditions.  At the time of this writing,[…..]

2013 Atlantic Cup – Day 3 Sunrise report

May 14, 2013

Well it seems like the only thing I am certain of from last night is that is did get cold.  It feels more like mid november than mid May along the east coast! Over the course of the evening, the leading western pack seems to have held on to the breeze and have managed to[…..]

2013 Atlantic Cup Leg 1 – Day 2 -2nd Report

May 13, 2013

As we reach the end of the daylight hours on the second day, the teams have gone through a second major transition, and this one, has caused a shakeup. Around midday today the boats that were leading towards the coast, #118 Bodacious Dream, #116 Icarus and #90 40 Degrees fought their way through a brutal[…..]

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