Here’s some video from leg one of Bermuda 1-2. My full race report is here.
Sometimes things come full circle. One of the reasons I got into sailing, especially offshore racing, was all the fantastic photos from offshore races around the world. When I was young, magazines like Yachting World and Segling inspired me to get onto big boats and do longer races. One of those amazing photographers was Billy […]
Det är alltid intressant att se hur folk med koll sätter upp sina båtar. På Bermuda 1-2 så är ju många dedikerade soloseglare, som kört många race men också har ambitioner om längre och tuffare race. En av dessa är David Southwell som har ambitionen att segla OSTAR (Plymouth-Newport) och han har ju satt upp […]
This is part two of the Bermuda 1-2 race report. Part one is here: the solo leg to Bermuda. Bermuda is a fantastic place. But after recovering from leg one and getting boats and (most) skippers back in race condition, everyone was ready to go again. And as co-skippers, or “number two” started to arrive, […]
Time to race back to Newport. This time with Mattias Bodlund as co-skipper. The start is at 11:00 EDT Thursday. It looks like a decent southwesterly to get north, then a slight chance of 40+ knots before we enter lighter winds when we approach Newport. The biggest question is, naturally, how to manage the Gulf […]
It’s very hard to distill a race like this into one blog post. Naturally, there are the facts; the YellowBrick track and the Expedition log files that account for what happened, second by second. Then there’s my, subjective and emotional, version. And they don’t really match… The data says it was a four-day rather tough […]
Friday, June 2:nd 11:00 EDT, Bermuda 1-2 starts in Newport. 630 nm to Bermuda, across the Gulf Stream, solo. Will probably take 4 days. Feels like a pretty big challenge to me, as I’ve never raced here and this is the longest solo race I’ve done, Weather is still uncertain, but it is what it […]
En havskappseglare på Landvetter 🤣 På väg till Newport inför starten på Bermuda 1-2 nästa vecka. Nervöst. Men ser verkligen fram emot detta. Antingen älskar jag att sträcka ut 630 distans solo. Eller så lovar jag mig själv att aldrig göra om det. Precis som vanligt alltså. Jag tror jag kommer att gilla det. Vad […]