"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester when asked why he carried so much alcohol on his solo sail around the world.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Foggy Solo Spinnaker Sailing on Bootlegger

There was an incredible amount of wind gradient when this was taken; on the water there was almost no wind and at the mid-mast level about 15 kts. Taken in 2015 while practicing for the Solo Mac.

2016 HOOK Race

The weather during the 2016 HOOK Race was a lot like the weather in St Louis; give it a minute and it'll change. The start was delayed for 9 hours due to a lack of wind and fog, and the highest wind we saw on our instruments was 53 knots (60.99 MPH). We finished 3rd in our section, very good, especially considering that we had never sailed on this part of Lake Michigan before the race and that this was our first time this season sailing together as a crew.

Entering the harbor at the conclusion of the race. (4 pictures)



David S.

 Leaving Racine Yacht Club for the start of the race.
 Getting ready to enter the harbor after finishing.

 Crossing the finish line, Matthew was driving (4 pictures)

 More pictures after the finish.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Some pictures and a video of the 2015 Solo Chicago to Mackinac Challenge.

Start of the 2015 Solo Chicago to Mackinac Challenge

The competition
I won the President's Cup, given to the fastest rookie.