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
Ever wonder what Facebook is saving? Browse the left column. Roger J Jones s/v Reboot
Proving it is not easy to get internet and phone service that keeps working in Indonesia. Fair winds and following seas :)
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...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUcT0PdkcUo&sns=em Fair winds and following seas :)