Monday, June 4, 2012

Newport-Bermuda 2012

Well sports fans, another addition of the Bermuda Race is almost upon us. As most will recall, this race runs on even years and is only a race down to Bermuda, not back.

As in 2010, I will crew for my buddy Nate on his J-46 Seabiscuit in the double handed division. Entries are off slightly compared to 2010 with only 21 entries (we had 25 last time).

It's unclear whether we'll be broken up into two classes or remain as one but we'll find out at the skippers meeting on June 14th when they release the scratch sheet. Either way, there's some tough competition lined up including a Oakcliff Racing Ker 11.3 and some Class 40s fresh off the Atlantic Cup.

 We passed our safety inspection yesterday so all that's left is to do some test sails with Nate's new jib and fine tune the rig. All boats will be equipped with a tracker so you can follow along from afar.

I'll post the link to the race tracking website when it's up and running then post updates here during the race. Race starts June 15th - Charge!

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