HARD SAILING IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN. IT IS WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT.
ABU DHABI is at the front of the pack! See you all when I return from the Block Island race.
When a boat has 3 550 mile days it is hard to compete against them. Mar Monstro won the transatlantic race overall
“Il Monstro” arrived back in Newport yesterday evening, with Ken’s brother Brad having completed his first transatlantic race; on a boat we would all love to have sailed. Docked at Charlie Dana’s Newport Shipyard, next to “Leopard of London” and “Speedboat”. A sort of trinity of sailboat racing, formula ones of the water.
“Il Monstro” will set up training here in Newport in preparation for the next Volvo Ocean Race.
The bottom photo is a panorama of Shields racing last night on Narragansett Bay, comprised of 10 photos stitched together. Spring is coming to the Northeast.
Ericsson 4 the Volvo 70 with skipper Torben Grael has sailed 585 miles in 24 hours; a new monohull record. Rumor is that they may exceed 600 miles iin the next 24 hours. This is a really hard thing to accomplish; to be able to maintain these speeds for extended periods of time. It is the adrenalin rush that keeps crews returning for the punishment they receive in return.