Block Island Race, Newport-Bermuda Race and Vineyard Race results par excellence meant we were the 2014 Northern Ocean Racing Trophy winners!
This older video seems to be in danger of disappearing from the internet. Figured I should preserve it here. Though this is the 2006 video and this is the 2014 blog…all of the races “overlap” in their motivation and inspiration to head to sea…
Honahlee has a cameo or two…so does H.L. (:
So one thing leads to the next. Honahlee’s great performance in the 2014 season has led me to the “painful” decision of not racing her in the 2016 Newport Bermuda race. It would be great to be out there again but she will be in a better place… the Caribbean (: That’s the bad news (: The good news is that I will most likely be aboard “Warrior Won” an XP44. The program has already begun in earnest and I may post a few things here to help me in future Bermuda pursuits. I don’t want to spend too much time worrying about what goes where…more so just want to make a record of stuff… like this from the IRC website found here: http://www.ircrating.org/introduction/jargon-translated We are trying to figure out what the optimal sprit length is (within reason) to make the boat fast(er), safe and competitive. Can’t order sails without knowing how long the sprit should be. Seeing some “funny” things in some others’ ratings and just trying to figure out what to believe. Unfortunately Warrior not measured yet so we are a little in the dark on some things.
Sure I would have liked to have been able to update this blog from the middle of the ocean…or at least from Bermuda….but the reality of the intensity of the race and the intensity of the celebration on just arriving safely in Bermuda let alone winning is a lot to overcome to focus on such a “lower” priority as posting some stuff on the internet. In the next week or so I will try and post some pictures and other good stuff from our EPIC win…as well as our FABULOUS ride home.
Happy July 4th!
Here is a proof of a great photo from Billy Black and a PDF of the other proofs we can choose from for high quality reproductions. Billy is one of the best most hardworking and dedicated marine photographers out there! Billy Black Proofs