This is Newport’s “summer of sailing”, and the HMS Bounty and Picton Castle is throwing an event bracketed by the America’s Cup World Series and the Ocean State Tall Ships- TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® events.
America’s Cup is coming to Newport this weekend. With all the excitement we almost forgot about the old can Narragansett made to promote the 12 Meter Yachts. This one is dated 1980, but we know they made a few more in the 1970s. Sailing beer cans. Now that was a pretty cool idea.
Rolex Transatlantic Race : British Soldier: Past half way Thursday, 07 July 2011 Position at 2200hrs Z, Weds 6 Jul: 46degs27 N, 38degs06 W (610 NM due E of Newfoundland) Great white sail reaching all day, heading due E at over 9 kts – we logged 210 miles in the 24hrs to 1800hrs today. Key [...]