Join us in Ft. Lauderdale for a look on deck and down below of their S&S
Swan 48 Isbjörn. For more about the boat, go to 59-north.com/isbjorn.
Filmed and edited by Thierry Humeau, telecamfilms.com. Read More
Family boats. Fathers & sons. Friends. Folks out for a weeklong summer
adventure, and those looking to go further afield. Lots of people join ARC
DelMarVa and for lots of different reasons. Here’s a few of the 2016
fleet’s stories. Read More
It was a nighttime mission for the ARC DelMarVa fleet leaving the dock this
morning. Just before the dawn, 22 boats of the 24 boat fleet fired up their
diesels and prepared to cast off the dock lines to head out on this, the
most exciting leg of the ARC DelMarVa. As of 0830 Wednesday morning, the
fleet is strung-out at the mouth of the Chesapeake, poised to head through
the Bay Bridge-Tunnel and out into the Atlantic. Scarecrow made their
arrival into Cape May early today after having departed on Tuesday from
Portsmouth, while Ginny opted to cruise back up the Chesapeake and will
rejoin the fleet at Saturday’s prize giving in Annapolis. Read More
From my perspective as organizer, making a decision that would be best for
the fleet as a whole, I primarily was concerned about two things:
* The potential for the development of strong to severe thunderstorms
as the front passed (and at night, to boot).
* The fact that once offshore, it would be very difficult to return
against a 20-knot headwind if any of the fleet had problems.
So let’s look at both of those factors in detail, and examine in general
what this forecast means for the actual conditions offshore. Read More
WRI concluded that “based on the forecast, the best window for vessels to
depart will be to leave in the early morning hours, near 0300-0400 EDT on
the 22nd. This will allow for the best timing between fronts, and to arrive
in Cape May on the 23rd before the next front. It will be important for
vessels to motor (if needed) to maintain speed in order to arrive in Cape
May by midday or so on the 23rd, as the next front with more
showers/squalls moves through in the evening.” Read More
The starting gun fired at exactly 10:00 Eastern Time Sunday morning, the
eve of the Summer Solstice, and 19 rally yachts took the start of ARC
DelMarVa 2016. With light westerly winds, it was a mellow and easy start
for the fleet of boats, many of whom had never sailed overnight before.
Slice of Life, a Beneteau 45, was officially first over the starting line,
with Su Ching, the big Tayana 55 - the largest boat in the fleet - over a
few seconds early. Read More
I wanted to share a tech tool I discovered recently that is super powerful
for organization and would be perfect for anyone planning a very
long-distance passage where they might have friends and family coming and
going at various times (like World ARC). It's called 'Airtable' and it's
awesome! Read More
Andy met Mia backpacking in New Zealand in 2006, and they've been inseparable since. They got married in Sweden in 2011 and crossed the Atlantic in their yawl Arcturus a few weeks later. Andy & Mia love ocean sailing, and are passionate about all aspects. Their sailing adventures have taken them to the South Island of New Zealand, the Whitsunday Islands in Australia, the BVI to St. Martin to Trinidad and everywhere in between in the Eastern Caribbean, New England, Nova Scotia, St. Pierre, Bermuda, the Azores, Portugal, the Canary Islands, Ireland, Scotland, the North Sea, Sweden and Finland.
Join Andy & Mia on their increasing calendar of sailing expeditions and get a thorough introduction to ocean sailing aboard their S&S Swan 48 Isbjörn. The classic sloop, built at the legendary Nautor yard in Finland, is recognized as one of the sweetest-sailing and safest ocean-sailing platforms available. It's an incredibly fun adventure and a phenomenal life experience. They sail worldwide, offering a variety of opportunities from 500-mile hops in the Caribbean Sea, to full-on Atlantic crossings between the USA and Europe. Check the Sailing Passages calendar on 59-north.com/offshore to see what's on offer.