After 2 1/2 months of sub-zero weather, yesterday and today temperatures hovered near 50 degrees. You would have thought it was the first day of summer, it seemed as though there was a pent up energy, cabin fever we used to call it. Just look at the traffic going to Cape Cod.
Charlie Enright has succeeded in launching a team for the next version of the VOLVO OCEAN RACE.
Wishing the team all the best.
Monday evening, January 27th, the Zoning Board of Review of Newport Rhode Island will review the New Historic District Commission’s decision which would not allow the visitor’s center to be built on the property of the Breakers. The Zoning Board will review the decision as to whether or not the law was applied as written.
This has been a continuing heated issue in Newport. I cannot see how building this Visitor’s Center on the Breakers property is consistent with the Mission of the Preservation Society.
The Capetown to Rio race has historically been long and slow; generally a light air race. The 2014 race is proving to be anything but that. A number of boats from the 34 starters have withdrawn and one crew has died.
Maserati, the former volvo 70 was built for these conditions.
College sailing in my day was very competitive, but we had a lot of fun. I have the best memories of those years. Today’s college sailing is much more disciplined. I hope they are having as much fun and making memories.
I consider college sailing the best because it is many short races, one design, rotating boats. Your skills must be sharp.