This morning we received our first update from Coach Tihansky as he embarks on his first transatlantic crossing. With thousands of sea miles under his keel, Jahn’s no stranger to the open ocean but this is his first crossing. Their route is a well traveled one that traces the same arc that Christopher Columbus sailed on his second voyage to the new world. While the entire crossing will take about a month, the team is planning a short leg over to the Canary Islands before making the big (2500 nm) leap to the Caribbean. Here is what Jahn posted this morning before slipping the dock lines and heading into the offing. Read more
Welcome to the second installment of “What’s in my sea bag?” We are going to share with you what kind of things we would pack depending on what kind of trip and the location. Up next, Jahn Tihansky, as many of you know Jahn has a formidable sailing resume but this time around packing was a new experience. How do you pack for your first ocean crossing? So Jahn, What’s in the bag?
I am preparing to embark on a trans-Atlantic passage from Portimao on the south coast of Portugal to St. Maarten in the Caribbean via Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Read more
The recent America’s Cup and Annapolis Yacht Club’s weekly “frostbite racing” have a lot more in common than you might think. The courses are short, there are boundary lines, nobody is hoisting a chute at the windward mark and velocity made good or VMG is the holy grail of performance. What is different is how we maximize VMG downwind.