MORE TRANSATLANTIC 2015

The remark at the end by Robin Knox-Johnson about having crossed the ocean 6 times with one of his crew. I have had the great privilege of having made 5 crossings with Jack Cummiskey, 3 with Larry Huntington. And crossings with so many of the other competitors; being that this was my 9th.
I am 8 years younger than Robin but Perhaps my last? Who knows.

BAND OF BROTHERS

I am about to start my 9th transatlantic race on 7 different boats. I have sailed with a number of people as a result; and have warm memories of each race, each boat, and each and every person.

It is a fraternity that one can only join by competing.

I had news a few days ago that another of that fraternity had died. Peter Van Dyke passed away. A loss to our group.

PETER VAN DYKE, '72 TRANSATLANTIC RACE
PETER VAN DYKE, ’72 TRANSATLANTIC RACE
RICH DUMOULIN '72 TRANSATLANTIC RACE
RICH DUMOULIN ’72 TRANSATLANTIC RACE
HARRY MORGAN, JACK CUMMISKEY
HARRY MORGAN, JACK CUMMISKEY
LARRY HUNTINGTON AND CREW
LARRY HUNTINGTON AND CREW
ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSON AND DAVID AISHER
ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSON AND DAVID AISHER
TRANSALANTIC TROPHIIES
TRANSALANTIC TROPHIIES
PARTY TENT
PARTY TENT
THE RACE
THE RACE
COLLEGE AND AMERICA'S CUP
COLLEGE AND AMERICA’S CUP

TRANSATLANTIC RACE 2015

This is footage from the 2011 race. Already so long ago. The Transatlantic race this summer from Newport RI to the Lizard in England. There will be 3 starts beginning in June, the last start in July for boats like “Comanche” and “Rambler”. I intend to sail with many old shipmates once again on “Snow Lion” belonging to Larry Huntington.

transatlantic race 2011 from ws lirakis on Vimeo.

FIRE AND WATER, SAFETY AT SEA

It is always good to have hands on experience with safety gear. Like any “insurance” it usually is not used until you need it. The transatlantic race will start in Newport next summer finishing off the Lizard in England.

The day was split between class room, fire containment, and 4 hours in the pool in foul weather gear and boots; In and out of life rafts.

GETTING THERE
GETTING THERE
DAN O'CONNOR
DAN O’CONNOR
CLASSROOM
CLASSROOM
FIRE
FIRE
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE FIGHTING
FLARES
FLARES
OVERBOARD
OVERBOARD
HUDDLED UP
HUDDLED UP
IN A RAFT
IN A RAFT

GET YOUR SEABOOTS READY

 

Announcement of the Transatlantic Race 2015 and the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series 2015

march13_bpNEWPORT, RI, USA, March 15, 2012 — Following the success of the Transatlantic Race 2011 and its companion Atlantic Ocean Racing Series, the Royal Yacht Squadron and the New York Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Storm Trysail Club, announce the Transatlantic Race 2015 (TR 2015). The race will start in mid-May, 2015 from Newport, Rhode Island, the on-the-water home of the New York Yacht Club. The TR 2015 is scheduled to coincide with the 200th Anniversary of the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) in early June.

The Bermuda Race has not yet happened, and already  plans are set for another transatlantic race. While I understand the desire to break a record set;  the idea of finishing at the  Lizard, which is near nothing, seems silly.