This past winter, SAIL magazine visited the West System Epoxies tech center in Bay City, Michigan, to learn some of the ins and out of epoxy use as the team of experts there set to work helping restore an old J/22
It seems the six-boat 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race fleet only arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, yesterday, and already the sailors are getting ready to set out on the 2,800-mile seventh leg to Lisbon this Sunday. By VOR standards this one will be a quickie—only eight to nine days
After months of following the fleet online, Volvo Ocean Race fans will soon have the opportunity to meet the crews in person as the fleet is scheduled to depart Itajaí, Brazil, this weekend bound for Newport, Rhode Island, in the sixth offshore leg of the race.
Stepping through Luther’s onto Bay Street, you’ll discover a beautiful downtown, replete with historic buildings and interesting shops. A few steps farther, and you’re in a designated historic residential district with many remaining homes from the English colonial settlement. It’s a great place to explore.
Comprised of a pair of east and west arms, separated by the Old Mission Peninsula, Grand Traverse Bay measures some 30 miles north to south, from where it opens out onto Lake Michigan down to the town Grand Traverse. Although protected from the swells and occasionally severe storms found out on the open lake, the Bay can still experience some powerful conditions on its own