This past summer 25 trimarans and sailors from a dozen different countries all descended on Skærbæk, Denmark, the birthplace of Dragonfly trimarans, to take part in a three-race regatta celebrating the 50th birthday of Dragonfly builder, Quorning Boats. In addition to sparkling weather, the fleet also enjoyed a fireworks display and plenty of cozy Danish friendliness, or “hygge.” For more on the event, visit dragonfly.dk.
Know-How: Marlinspike Seamanship in the Arctic
I was crewing aboard a boat named Breskell, a 51ft cutter-rigged, cold-molded, mahogany sloop. We were voyaging from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Port Townsend, Washington, via the Northwest Passage. A few days before setting sail, the captain, Olivier Huin, asked me to secure ...read more