In the tradition of the epic Sailnet thread where I got my glorious start – I’m bringing back that adventure-seeking, trash-talking, verbal sparring, comedy-laden, booze-soaked banter. And it all centers around the very first thing you need to learn about sailing if you want to be a FightClubber. That is…
I’ve been following the RWYC Transatlantic Event 2017 (OSTAR/TWOSTAR) race and the F11 hurricane-force storm that hit the fleet. Here is the story.
This is a very good study in boats because, as you’ll see, these are some of the most experienced sailors in the world. So it’s all about the boats – not the skippers. How do these boats hold up to these incredibly violent conditions?
We FINALLY make Florida! After crossing Mobile Bay and getting back into the ICW we make our way to Palafox Pier Marina in Pensacola. We tie up and survey our hot mess of a sailboat, then decide to blow off the chores for some food, sand, sun, and fun. Who wants to work in a place like this?