WILL THE RECORD FALL?

This performance by Francois Gabart is already remarkable in so many ways. If he completes it in record time; which looks likely; it may stand for awhile.

We should not overlook the important role that weather routing played in this event.

GABART CLOSES IN

PURE GENIUS, AMERICA’S CUP 36

I lot of speculation has been circulating about the future design for the 36th america’s cup. Now we know. It is brilliant. For some it will not be what they had hoped it would be; however this design incorporates the design progress made over the last events with a monohull.

ANOTHER NOTE: Francois Gabart is holding a lead over the record around the world singlehanded. Setting a 24 hour record of 851 miles in the process.

MACIF

INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF KNOT TYERS

 

The International Guild of Knot Tyers held it’s annual meeting at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in conjunction with the exhibit about Clifford Ashley, dean of knot tying.

I had no idea what to expect and was swept off my feet by the depth of interest of those involved.

RIGGER’S BAG (BOSUN’S BAG)

CLIFFORD ASHLEY EXHIBIT
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