Two interesting open ocean heavy weather sailing videos.
From the Volvo Ocean Race. Turn the volume all the way up for this one to get the full impact.
Sail Training: Part III Larger Boats
Sail Training: Part II First Class.
This is the second article in a series about sailing training. If you missed the first article about sailing schools, read it here.
Sail Training: Part I Choosing a sailing school.
This is the first article in a series about learning to sail. I will attempt to pass on some of the information and lessons I've learned from taking sailing classes and researching various sailing schools. The focus will be on larger (greater than 20 ft) keelboats, because that's what I have experience with. In this article, I'll describe how to find and choose a sailing school.
This is an inspirational story of a man who sailed his Hans Christian 33 foot sailboat solo across the Atlantic from Bermuda to the Azores and into the Mediterranean.
I liked this story because the author made this journey seem attainable for anyone the desire and will to see it through. I also liked the way he describes how he fits his adventure in with his professional life.
I read a lot. I always have. I read fast too and that means I always have piles of books overflowing my bookshelves. Here are some good ones I'm looking at on my bookshelf right now.
Fastnet, Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing, New Edition
by John Rousmaniere.
My review of the Dufour classic 38 sailboat.
I've been sailing on this 2003 Dufour 38 regularly for about a year now through the Windworks sailing club in Seattle. It is easily one of the finest boats in the club's fleet and I always prefer sailing on it when I have a choice. Read on for the rest of the review.
Incredibly another sailboat has sunk.
The 2005 Rolex Transatlantic Challenge race get's underway on Sat May 21. Twenty monohull sailboats ranging from 70-252 feet will sail across the North Atlantic from New York City to Cowes, England dodging icebergs and attempting to break the 100 year old record of 12 days 4 hours 1 minute 19 seconds.
(From the New York Yacht Club web site)