THE 2014 BERMUDA RACE STARTS TODAY

CLICK : HERE to track the boats in the race.

I have not written about sailing much recently. That does not mean I have not been watching. The Bermuda Race starts today from Castle Hill Light in Newport RI.

Based on the presentation for skippers, the rhumb line is the course to sail. I am certain there will be some who will search for the favorable eddy; it is a free ride after all.

Snow Lion is chartered to the Hubbards, they won the race a few years ago in their own boat. I had the pleasure of racing across the atlantic in 2005 on the same watch with them.( we won that as well)

This is a navigator’s race and the Gulf Stream is an obvious obstacle; however it must be considered in conjunction with the weather.

Safe sailing to everyone

 

GULF STREAM
GULF STREAM

WEATHER AT SEA

TRANSATLANTIC 1975
TRANSATLANTIC 1975
TRANSATLANTIC 2003
TRANSATLANTIC 2003
TRANSATLANTIC 2011
TRANSATLANTIC 2011
TRANSATLANTIC 2005
TRANSATLANTIC 2005
FASTNET RACE 2003 FASTNET ON THE BOW
FASTNET RACE 2003 FASTNET ON THE BOW
1973 FASTNET, ROCK ON THE BOW
1973 FASTNET, ROCK ON THE BOW
1973 RUNNING IN THE SOLENT
1973 RUNNING IN THE SOLENT
REACHING IN THE SOLENT 1969
REACHING IN THE SOLENT 1969
TRANSATLANTIC 1968
TRANSATLANTIC 1968
BERMUDA RACE 1966
BERMUDA RACE 1966
BLOCK ISLAND RACE 2009
BLOCK ISLAND RACE 2009

EARLY CARINA YEARS

FASTNET ROCK LOG 1969
FASTNET ROCK LOG 1969

BERMUDA RACE 1970
BERMUDA RACE 1970

 

ME CROSSING PROSPECT OF WHITBY
ME CROSSING PROSPECT OF WHITBY
DICK CARTER AND DICK NYE WITH THE ADMIRAL'S CUP 1969
DICK CARTER AND DICK NYE WITH THE ADMIRAL’S CUP 1969
JIM MC CURDY, BODIE RHODES AND FASTNET ROCK
JIM MC CURDY, BODIE RHODES AND FASTNET ROCK
JIM MC CURDY CHASING RAGAMUFFIN
JIM MC CURDY CHASING RAGAMUFFIN
FASTNET ROCK, DICK NYE, ME
FASTNET ROCK, DICK NYE, ME
TULITA HUME IN THE GALLEY
TULITA HUME IN THE GALLEY
SIR MAX ATKIN AND DICK NYE 1969
SIR MAX ATKIN AND DICK NYE 1969
DAUNT LIGHTSHIP 1969
DAUNT LIGHTSHIP 1969
AMERICA WINS THE ADMIRAL'S CUP 1969
AMERICA WINS THE ADMIRAL’S CUP 1969
FASTNET LOG 1971
FASTNET LOG 1971
TRANSATLANTIC RACE 1969
TRANSATLANTIC RACE 1969
BERMUDA RACE 1970
BERMUDA RACE 1970

 

No conversation about ocean racing should ignore “Carina” and the Nyes. Their contribution and  commitment are an indelible benchmark on the history of sailing. A corinthian crew through and through. The memories and stories are many, for those who sailed on the Carina and those who sailed against the Carina.

For me, it was two transatlantic crossings and two Fastnet races, two Admiral’s Cups sandwiching a Bermuda Race win. The boat was designed at a time of change; the end of the CCA and RORC rating rules and the yet unknown IOR rule. Carina has proved to be a durable design.