Thanks to Carol Connor for this incredible shot taken in Walsh Cove, Desolation Sound, British Columbia!
When I got to the helm of the Garcia Exploration 45 (pictured above) the wind was piping up out of the south and boats were sprinting all over the Chesapeake Bay like thoroughbreds just released from behind
the gates at the Preakness. With a full main and jib, we tacked and jibed our way about the Bay while poking around and delving into the boat’s well-conceived design and build meant for any ocean. Had the wind been coming from the other direction, it would have been tempting to sail all the way to the Atlantic.
The following day, with the breeze showing no signs of letting up, a gust of wind hit as I turned the spry Seascape 27 downwind just slightly and our boatspeed jumped from 11 to 14 knots in a matter of seconds. This elicited boisterous hoots and hollers from the crew and I’m sure the GoPro captured a huge smile on my face as I looked back at the stern and our wake to really appreciate how fast we were moving over the water. I still wore that boyish grin hours later as I drove north away from Annapolis. Sailing just has a way of doing that.
Enjoy this week’s edition and look for reviews on both boats in upcoming editions of BWS.
Red Dot on the Ocean – The Story of Matt Rutherford Premiers Tomorrow in NYC
Red Dot on the Ocean will have its World Theatrical Premier at the prestigious Quad Cinema in New York City on Friday, October 24.
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Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for overdue boater Rafael Conti Cañada, 47, a citizen of Spain, who reportedly departed Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Oct. 4, 2014 on a ...On October 22, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
What many consider the greatest sailing film ever made has been re-mastered in High Definition thanks to the generosity of Don Peebles, a New York sailing enthusiast. The ...On October 22, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
The Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race has opened registration for its 20th anniversary, which will commence on June 19, 2015. Supported by the Beverly Yacht Club of Marion, ...On October 22, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
The Coast Guard assisted with the rescue of a sailor Monday after the man’s 33-foot sailboat caught fire five miles west of Windmill Point in the Chesapeake Bay. Rescued ...On October 22, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
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Here’s another great tip from our friend Capt. John from skippertips.com… Could sailing be safer on coastal or offshore ...On October 1, 2014 / By Andrew Cross
Learn how to take the drama out of your dream, from choosing the right boat to sailing away together in ...On September 17, 2014 / By Andrew Cross