Monday, October 27, 2014

Eric Clapton - Tribute to Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce, singer, bassist, composer (1943-2014)
Founder of Cream
Wrote and sang lead on Sunshine of my love
Eric Clapton's tribute to his band-mate

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In Our Own Backyard–Shelter Cove


by Phyllis // Attainable Adventure Cruising

In Our Own Backyard–Shelter Cove: "It seems that the weather gods are blessing our fall mini-cruise of the Nova Scotia Eastern Shore: brilliant sunshine, enough wind to keep us hopping—but not so much that the sailing becomes uncomfortable—and, so far, it’s blowing in the right direction for heading east—we’ll see what happens when we want to head back west, into the prevailing winds.

One of the nicest things about this cruise is that we are taking the time to explore a part of the coast that we have sailed along for over 20 years but usually when we are in a hurry to get north or in even more of a hurry to get south!

The first place we have chosen to explore in-depth on this cruise is Shelter Cove, an aptly named anchorage on a non-road-served Nova Scotia Nature Trust protected peninsula about 50 nautical miles east of Halifax."

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wrong way at the boat ramp


Star North Americans - champions regatta

A Star at the 2011 Centennial Regatta, Larchmont, NY

No purist, I loved the outrageous speeds and athleticism of the Americas Cup catamarans - once they got the rigs under decent control.  But I strongly disapprove of the Olympic Committee's rejection of the Star Class after a hundred years.  As Paul Cayard explains, check out the lineup for this weekend's North Americans in Oxford, Maryland.  The world's best sailors races Stars. Shouldn't they be in the Olympics?

As we have come to expect of International Star Class Championships, this event will be attended by a uniquely elite and diverse group of sailors with several of the top athletes not only in the Star Class, but in each of their respective regions and in the sport of Sailing in general. Among the competitors this week are 2 WINNING Volvo Ocean Race Skippers, 3 Former Americas Cup Participants, 7 Olympic Champions in the Star including 2 Olympic Medalists, 3 International Star Class World Champions, 10 International Star Class Silver Star Champions, as well as 15 International Star Class District Champions, just to name a few although this barely covers 1/4 of the Fleet's full list of cumulative achievements.

Sunday, October 5, 2014