I assembled this a few years ago because even I forget some of the boats and events I sailed. Still fond memories; and still making more.
Category: trans atlantic race 1969
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.
SAILING THROUGH LIFE
This is in response to those who asked:”Who are you?” It is a least a dimension.Boats have always been a part of my life. Naturally interwoven with the story of Newport.
WEATHER AT SEA
walking on the moon
Do you remember where you were when Apollo 11 landed on the moon? I was in the middle of the Ocean. BBC stayed on late, instead of signing off at midnight. We were all huddled around the Nav station listening to a crackling radio transmission.
June 1969 was the start of the Trans-Atlantic race to Cork Ireland from Newport Rhode Island at the Brenton reef tower, now just a memory. the finish at Daunt light ship.