Monday, February 25, 2013

OSTAR Article

Friend of mine sent a link to this article - worth checking out.

World's oldest solo yacht race prepares to set sail once more

How many sporting events can boast the pedigree of the OSTAR – the Original Single-handed Transatlantic Race between Plymouth and Newport, Rhode Island?

Started by one of the most revered heroes of the Second World War, the cockleshell hero Herbert 'Blondie' Hasler; won at the first attempt by record-breaking round-the-world yachtsman Sir Francis Chichester and run by one of world's best known yacht clubs, Plymouth's Royal Western, the OSTAR is a sailing event that even non-sailors will be aware of. Read More...