Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nice I-14 sailing website

Check out these tips for sailing an I-14.

Thanks to John Courter who posted this on the list.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

New youngest solo circumnavigation attempt set to start Wednesday

We've got another girl aiming to be the youngest around the world... How do you feel about it?

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Read the Seattle Times' coverage here:

And check out 14-year-old Laura Dekker's blog here:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Welcome Home Adrian!

Last night our very own Adrian Johnson, winner of the 2010 Singlehanded Transpac, made it home, if you want to hear about his adventures, check these things out.

Idefix puttered onto the WYC dock at around 11 p.m. and a bunch of us were there to celebrate Adrian's return. Here's a pic of the (probably exhausted) skipper:

Photo Credit: Mike Klaczynski

Adrian has written a bit about the race on his blog so make sure to check it out here:

Also, pick up a copy of latitude 38, or take a look online here: You'll notice Idefix on the cover (very nice!) and a great article about this year's singlehanded transpac on page 100.

Make sure to congratulate him when you see him!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Interested in making a trap harness?

I thought I'd pass on this offer from the WYC list.


I am planning to build my own trapeze harness, costing $50-75. Does anyone else want to make one too? It will be easier to do the tailoring with a couple extra pairs of hands.

Coincidentally, the Sail Fleet Captain has retired a stack of old FJ sails. Before they find their way to the dumpster, I'm going to grab a couple to provide material for harnesses. If you also want to make a harness, let me know and I will designate some sail cloth for you too.


If you're interested, respond to Ben on the list or send me an email and I'll get you in contact with him.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Modified Mini 6.50 sailboat is the smallest boat to circumnavigate

Alessandro Di Benedetto completes a solo non-stop circumnavigation on a 21 foot boat.

Read the story here. Also see more detailed photos of his boat here.