The beautiful four-masted schooner Margaret Todd, sailing out of Bar Harbor.
The catboat Gatita, as painted on the back side of the glass in a mantle clock. Reflected in the glass is the view of Eggemoggin Reach and Deer Isle, through the living room window.
A lone yacht heads out the Benjamin River into Eggemoggin Reach, in the early morning fog.
A beautiful day for a sail on the Markermeer. This is the southern portion of the IJsselmeer, part of the “wet heart of the Netherlands.” Much of the land surrounding the IJsselmeer has been reclaimed, resulting in formerly underwater land becoming livable and protected from flooding, as a result of huge dam and dike construction projects.
The Swiss have taken a commanding 3-0 lead over Team New Zealand in America’s Cup racing in Auckland. We could be seeing a Mediterranean America’s Cup match in three years if the Swiss hold on to win the best of nine series.
Though I’d love to see the cup back in Newport, it’s great to see the racing move around to some interesting venues, even if the winners do import their skipper & crew from the previous winner.
UPDATE: The next race is
Thursday (7pm Wednesday Eastern US time) Saturday (Friday US time). Friday is an off day. Thursday’s race was postponed due to light and shifting winds.
Another shot aboard S.V. Mandalay. Mandalay is part of the same fleet of windjammers that included S.V. Fantome. Fantome and 31 of her crew members were lost to Hurricaine Mitch in October 1998. The Ship and the Storm by Jim Carrier did a good job telling the story.