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Sailing videos

Two interesting open ocean heavy weather sailing videos.

From the Volvo Ocean Race. Turn the volume all the way up for this one to get the full impact.

Seattle Winter Sailing

Winter sailing in Seattle normally means being cold and wet. You get those few rare days though where you are just cold and it's great.

Closehauled on a sunny cold winter day in the Puget Sound. What more could you ask for?

Sailing School - Larger Boats

Sail Training: Part III Larger Boats

This is the third and final (for now) article in a series about sailing training. If you missed the first two articles you can read them here and here.

In this article I will talk about what to expect in the second class you will take with a U.S. Sailing or ASA affiliated school and where to go from there.

Sailing School - Basic Keelboat Class

Sail Training: Part II First Class.

This is the second article in a series about sailing training. If you missed the first article about sailing schools, read it here.

Sailing School - What to look for

Sail Training: Part I Choosing a sailing school.

This is the first article in a series about learning to sail. I will attempt to pass on some of the information and lessons I've learned from taking sailing classes and researching various sailing schools. The focus will be on larger (greater than 20 ft) keelboats, because that's what I have experience with. In this article, I'll describe how to find and choose a sailing school.

Solo Sail Across The Atlantic

Solo Sail Across The Atlantic

This is an inspirational story of a man who sailed his Hans Christian 33 foot sailboat solo across the Atlantic from Bermuda to the Azores and into the Mediterranean.

I liked this story because the author made this journey seem attainable for anyone the desire and will to see it through. I also liked the way he describes how he fits his adventure in with his professional life.

Sailing and Mountaineering Books

I read a lot. I always have. I read fast too and that means I always have piles of books overflowing my bookshelves. Here are some good ones I'm looking at on my bookshelf right now.

Fastnet, Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing, New Edition

by John Rousmaniere.

Sailboat Dufour 38 Review

My review of the Dufour classic 38 sailboat.

I've been sailing on this 2003 Dufour 38 regularly for about a year now through the Windworks sailing club in Seattle. It is easily one of the finest boats in the club's fleet and I always prefer sailing on it when I have a choice. Read on for the rest of the review.

Yacht sinks in the Irish Sea

Incredibly another sailboat has sunk.

Two yacht races and boat sinks in Seattle

J24 going down in Seattle. News: Interview with owner coming (see comments below for details).

That is a bad day...

2005 Rolex Transatlantic Challenge

The 2005 Rolex Transatlantic Challenge race get's underway on Sat May 21. Twenty monohull sailboats ranging from 70-252 feet will sail across the North Atlantic from New York City to Cowes, England dodging icebergs and attempting to break the 100 year old record of 12 days 4 hours 1 minute 19 seconds.

(From the New York Yacht Club web site)

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