I assembled this a few years ago because even I forget some of the boats and events I sailed. Still fond memories; and still making more.
I was aboard “Carina” having finished the trans-atlantic race to Ireland, we were headed to Cowes for the Admiral’s Cup and Fastnet races. ( The US team won the Admiral’s Cup that year). I remember it being cold and foggy as we huddled around the radio at the nav station to listen the the BBC which stayed on beyond their usual sign-off time of mid-night to carry the news of the moon landing.
I will add that when I returned to the US at the end of the season; my college roommate was coming to pick me up at the airport, when another college friend passed me and asked: “how was Woodstock?”. I replied: “what was Woodstock? I was probably the only one of my generation not to have gone, much less not to be aware of the event.
Do you remember where you were when Apollo 11 landed on the moon? I was in the middle of the Ocean. BBC stayed on late, instead of signing off at midnight. We were all huddled around the Nav station listening to a crackling radio transmission.