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Posted by on Jun 21, 2007 in Excursions, Gunkholing | 2 comments

One/Two: Newport to Bermuda

Doug Campbell, a writer and editor for Soundings magazine, is participating in the annual Bermuda One/Two race.  Starting in Newport, sailors race their boats singlehanded (alone) to Bermuda, and at the turn, pick up a crew member and run back to Newport.

Doug’s keeping a blog along the way and it’s absolutely brilliant. This particular post gives insight into why sailors dream of offshore passage.

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  1. If you haven’t already, read “The Proving Ground,” by G. Bruce Knecht. It’s about the deadly 1998 Hobart race off the coast of Australia. Amazing that so many people survived such brutal conditions and rescuers were able to save so many people.

    Larry Ellison comes off as a real sweetie (not).

  2. Indeed…that’s on my reading list.

    It’s funny how sailing brings out the worst in a few, and the best in so many.

    We went to a wedding last weekend in Wilmington, NC and took a day trip down to Southport to check out the boating scene there. While walking the docks, we met a a couple preparing their Cal 30 for a cruise on the ICW. They invited us aboard for a look around, and within an hour we had friends for life.

    Ellison’s social sensibilities are blurred by his hubris.

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