I sailed a Catalina 25 in the San Diego bay for a few hours and I liked this little sailboat. She was fairly agile in the bay and although it did not have a Knotmeter gauge but she move fairly swiftly for a 25 foot sailboat.
Hugh Angelman’s 36 foot auxiliary ketch, the Sea Witch – a boat that not only became a classic, but (in spite of the relatively small number that have been built), went on to win the Trans Pac race and become a “class” in itself – known as the “Sea Witch Class.”
While this might be the homeward bound leg, there is plenty of racing still to be done. With more individual races, an Atlantic crossing and homecoming, this is one of the most sought-after legs on the race. And, with almost 40,000 miles of racing already behind you, there are still valuable racing points to be won.
This is the last, and the shortest leg of the race at just 700 miles. It will start from Gothenburg on Sweden’s west coast on 21 June and race south through the North Sea to The Hague. A mark has also been added off the Danish city of Aarhus, giving sailing fans an opportunity to see the boats in action, and up close and personal, as they complete the final sprint.
It is about half of the route around the British Isles, starting from Cardiff and heading north along the coast of Wales, then up and over the north of Scotland, before descending south into the North Sea, around the southern tip of Norway and then east to Gothenburg.
Leg 7 begins under the eyes of the American media as Race 10 heads back out into the vast Pacific Ocean. While California and the Baja slip by to port, the talk will be of tactics; inshore or offshore? The inshore current can give a decent ride but, with the land close by, fickle winds affected by night and day temperature can provide an unpredictable breeze.
The PY 26 design was first built by Paceship Yachts in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. At the end of 1977, the company was bought by AMF of Connecticut, who built the design between 1978 and 1981. Tanzer Industries bought the mold and rights to the design in 1981 and produced the boat as the Tanzer 27 (with a desk stepped versus the original keel stepped mast) until they went out of business several years later.
If you are going to be sailing on the east coast you need this resource. The Waterway Guide comes both online and in the book form. Whenever I have internet access I always consult the online database but when I am in areas with no cell service then I consult the book. Either way Waterway Guide has the information you will be looking for. I use this guide for all my route planning.
The C&C 36 Sailboat is an exceptional ship with an impressive pedigree. By far it is the best ship I have sailed. They are high performance ships with attractive interiors that can sail well in a variety of conditions.
Flag Harbor Yacht Haven is a hidden treasure, a safe haven, nestled among the wooded Calvert Cliffs on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Slips are available for sale or rent. The marina amenities include heated/air conditioned bathrooms/showers, a swimming pool, a covered picnic pavilion with grills, a fish cleaning station, a dinghy dock with storage area and an on-site Marine Service.
This is a racing boat, built with an oversized rig and a long keel but it has surprising amount of comfort. The Irwin 30 Competition is designed to race first and double as a daysailer.
She is fitted with a tall rig, deep keel, Atomic 4 engine, stack pack for the main, self tailing winches, GPS chartplotter, backlit gimbaled compass, tilt steering.
Rock Hall is billed as “The Pearl of the Chesapeake”, and this unique waterfront town is located on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It is definitely a tourist town but it’s small with a population of only 1,310 people and never seems to be crowded.
This past spring Stephen bought a 28 ft Columbia 8.7 sailboat. He asked me to come and help him move it from the hardstand in Baltimore to his new marina on the Chesapeake Bay. His sailboat needed quite a bit of work before it could be put into the water.