THE SALTON SEA is reputedly 230 feet below sea level. Death valley is 279 feet below sea level. It is a curious place that shares some quirks with Mono lake. It was created in 1907 when the Colorado river overflowed; and dying a slow death ever since. Still a resting place for many migrating birds.
Tanguy de lamotte broke the top of his mast off one week into the vendee globe around the world race. We had the top of the mast break off in the 2012 Bermuda race. Fortunately we were able to finish with a reef.
Thomas Coville is, after 8 days of sailing almost a day ahead of the singlehanded around the world record.
Just two weeks ago Jim Kilroy (Kialoa) passed away. More recently George Coumantaros. It is truly the end of an era. Some of my fondest memories sailing were aboard “Boomerang”.
THIS PAST WEEKEND I ATTENDED THE RAPTOR WEEKEND HOSTED BY THE AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND.
I RACED THIS WEEKEND IN THE CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA, WHICH ALWAYS ATTRACTS ELEGANT BOATS WITH GRACEFUL LINES.