Brian Duff - Sail Magazine

Brian Duff

We bought One World as Taya in Baltimore in June of this year and brought her to Annapolis to carry out a complete refit. We replaced all systems and rigging and installed a brand new interior. We launched One World during the Annapolis Boat Show. Another few weeks of hectic work had us in Hampton prepared for the passage south to the islands. With their pre-determined
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We bought One World as Taya in Baltimore in June of this year and brought her to Annapolis to carry out a complete refit. We replaced all systems and rigging and installed a brand new interior. We launched One World during the Annapolis Boat Show. Another few weeks of hectic work had us in Hampton prepared for the passage south to the islands. With their pre-determined safety checklist and fixed departure date, the Caribbean 1500 provided an excellent set of goals!

The weather for the Rally this year was nearly perfect with strong following breeze for all days but the third and last, which were light and lead to motoring in search of stronger winds. We found that the schooner sails beautifully in 30 knots on a beam reach. With fore-n-aft sails set and the crew sitting comfortably, the ship drives herself. Her propeller shaft clamped and autopilot off, there was nothing but the sound of the wind and the sea carrying us swiftly to the islands. I recommend every one of you get your ship together and find your way south next year. See you in the BVI!

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