Good article on observed weather conditions in the tragic Chicago- Mac race at http://www.sail-world.com/USA/Chicago-Mackinac-Race-100-Knots-and-Off-the-Clock/86145
What is most interesting to me is that the boats decided to "run off" rather than reef in hopes that the storm would be over quickly. As a cruiser who has been caught in thunderstorms that last 30 minutes or more I honestly don't understand this as a strategy. It would appear that guessing wrong can kill you.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Roger J Jones s/v Reboot
There has always been a great interest in knowing how much to budget for the cruising life. The answer is always "it depends." I t...
I had a great conversation with Jerome "Jerry" Sullivan today to bring me up to speed on Merlin's future racing plans. Merl...
It is Wednesday thus time once again to comment on my quest to have Miss Strahovski join me for diving and sailing in Mexico, Belize, and/or...