Thus far the racing in the 2014-15 VOR has been as close as any in the race’s long history, thanks in part to the fact that this year’s fleet is made up of identical one-designs. The result is an incredible amount of excitement for race fans, but little rest for the crews—navigators especially!
MOB: A Whistle in the Wind
Mark Wheeler went overboard a few minutes before midnight. He was in the middle of Lake Michigan, 30 miles offshore in 40 knots of wind. As he fumbled for the lanyard to inflate his lifejacket he watched his racing sailboat, Meridian X, disappear into the night at more than 18 ...read more