I such fond memories of my early summers in Westport, MA. Endless days, carefree, full of adventure. ( not unlike Amazons and Swallows) Always one more adventure, one more discovery. It is where I first sailed and raced in what I believe where known as westport pond skiffs; clumsy and heavy.
IN 2005-2006 LARRY HUNTINGTON BUILT A 50 FOOT JASON KER DESIGN AT NEB. LAUNCHED FOR THE 2006 BERMUDA RACE IN WHICH WE WON OUR CLASS.
DURING WHAT WAS AN OTHERWISE UNEVENTFUL TRANSATLANTIC RACE. A BRIEF HIGH POINT. NOTHING LIKE THE 2015 RACE IN WHICH WE WERE SAILING 300 MILE DAYS.
OF ALL BY EXPERIENCES OCEAN RACING THIS RACE WILL STAND OUT. WE MANAGED TO HOOK A WEATHER SYSTEM AND RIDE IT ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE OCEAN. USUALLY YOU NEED A LARGER BOAT OR A MULTIHULL TO STAY KEEP UP WITH THE SYSTEM.
The first taste of the adventure, and the longest race I ever sailed. 3700 miles. I sailed my first Bermuda race and my first transatlantic race aboard “Guenivere”
This is the waterfront I grew up with.