Jayne Herring says this depicts a typical summer evening at Fifty Point Yacht Club on Lake Ontario near Grimsby, Ontario Canada, where they dock their 34 foot Aloha sailboat Enchantment.
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Chicago to Mac Excitement
The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Island, or the Mac as it’s commonly known, is the oldest and longest fresh water yacht race at 289 nautical miles. This year’s 108th run across Lake Michigan into Lake Huron was eventful due to a yacht sinking and significant thunderstorms. WhoDo, a One Design 48, sank when the rudder shaft broke and the boat took on water. All ended well as City Girl, a nearby boat was able to pick up all 10 crew members. Arete, an Orma 60 trimaran, received line honors but was not able to break the previous race record set by Stars and Stripes in 1998. Mackinac Island is a great place to explore and watch the race unfold. The car-free island provides a nice step back in time. Transportation by horse drawn carriage, by bicycle or on foot sets the slower pace. This race and island destination should not to be missed if you ever have the chance to experience them.
Look at these photos:they were selected for this gallery for their extraordinary, and sometimes, for their extreme strangeness. Welcome to the world of sailing… in the Twilight Zone! ...On July 28, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
An HC-130H aircraft from USCG Air Station Barbers Point near Honolulu, Hawaii successfully dropped medicine and medical supplies to the crew of the sailboat Riva. The vessel was ...On July 28, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of a sailor in distress more than 990 miles west of Oregon by utilizing the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) system. Responding ...On July 27, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
The nonprofit Salty Dawg Rally™ has scheduled a comprehensive series of free blue water cruising seminars to be held prior to the sailboat shows in Newport, Rhode Island ...On July 27, 2016 / By Tatja Hopman
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* SOS signal
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British skipper Tony Bullimore recalls his ordeal of how he capsized in a storm during the 1996 Vendée Globe single-handed around-the-world race and miraculously survived 5 days in the freezing Southern Ocean. Watch Here