"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor".
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Getting Fit for Sailing
From the pro sailor who is racing on a maxi boat in the Transpac Race, to a 15-year-old competing in high school sailing on a CFJ or a seventy-something daysailing an Islander 36, there is a boat that’s right for just about everyone. Getting the most out of your boat—maximizing the fun and safety—requires tha...READ MORE...
ONE MAN. TWO BATTLES. Tom Burden takes on cancer in the Pacific.
In July 2016 Tom Burden set off to deliver on a promise to himself to race in the 2016 Singlehanded Transpac, a 2,120 mile ocean voyage from the San Francisco Bay to Hawaii. This was the 20th running of the only solo oceanrace across the Pacific.READ MORE...
ONE MAN. TWO BATTLES. Part two: The Race.
On day seven I finally find the trade winds. There has been a lot of rain, choking the wind off. Finally, the 3/4 ounce kite is flying and not collapsing on every wave. I am hopeful of catching Seazed Asset, the other Cal 40. He is about 20 miles ahead. I’m feeling confident. That night, however...READ MORE...