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A new outright record and time to beat was set Saturday, June 27 for the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record. Lloyd Thornburg of Santa Fe, New Mexico helmed Mod70, Phaedo3, around Jamestown with an elapsed time of 56 minutes and 36 seconds, besting the previous record of 00:58:31 by 1 minutes and 55 seconds.
The Storm Trysail Club has promised to maintain all the elements that have made Quantum Key West Race Week such a popular event while introducing innovations designed to increase participation.
I always enjoy reading John Rousmaniere, and his tribute to Thomas Fleming Day [“Tom Day and the First Thrash to the Onion Patch”; July 2015; windcheckmagazine.com] was certainly no exception.
The Secor Volvo Fishers Island Sound Race, sponsored by Secor Volvo in New London, CT, featured a picturesque racetrack around Fishers Island Sound. The ten-mile, “mini-VOR” course was broken up into four legs, with “stopovers” at Mason’s Island, Ram Island, Groton Long Point and Fishers Island Yacht Club.
Even better, ask any of the Mudheads who race radio controlled, quarter-scale Lasers off a 30-foot pontoon boat in Wickford, Rhode Island on Thursday evenings in season.
I was laughing while reading Joe Berkeley’s Comanche article[“Great Spirit of Comanche’’ appeared in our July 2015 issue and can be read at windcheckmagazine.com. – Ed.], especially the Kimo W. inflatable alligator section. Great to see some fun infused into the story!
Many clubs need young people to step up and help with RC. While spending time with one’s family is certainly important, time can be made to give back to the sport.
As a regular reader, and admirer, of WindCheck, a former owner of Atlantic Class #91, and a former Secretary of the Atlantic Class, I feel I must advise you of errors in Tom Darling’s article [“A Tale of Two Sixes”; July, 2015].
What a well-written exposé [“Spring Off Soundings Marked by Light Air“] of the excitement of sailing! I can hardly imagine the scintillating conversation during the calm moments. Golf may burn calories, but sailing bakes friendships. Schuyler Winter, via email
On June 18, I graduated from the 8th grade. On June 19, I left for Bermuda. For the next four days, I lived on a 65-foot sailboat with 15 other people. I was one of the youngest competitors in the Marion Bermuda Race, and it was my second time doing so with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy crew.