June 25, 2013

The demanding 630 mile race from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda began with the solo leg down being won by Stanley Paris on Kiwi Spirit by some six hours. For both the boat and the sailor it was their first “serious” race. Twenty three boats started but only sixteen f...

June 17, 2013

So, Kiwi Spirit came in first on elapsed time by some eight hours ahead of the next boat in the 650 mile race from Newport to Bermuda. Now we get set to race back but this time we are required to have a second crew member, hence the Bermuda 1-2. My crew will be my olde...

June 13, 2013

The eighteenth run of this biannual event, solo to Bermuda and Two Handed back to Newport, Rhode Island, the Bermuda One-Two Race, got off to a good start in fair winds. The race began at 11:00 am with Class I. I was alone in Class 6 and was not to start until 11:40 am...

June 11, 2013

Overnight while most of us were sleeping soundly Kiwi Spirit moved into a 42.5m lead over the nearest boat in the Bermuda One-Two Yacht Race. The weather gods are dishing up some challenging conditions but these are the conditions best suited to Kiwi Spirit!

Sailing clo...

June 10, 2013

Currently the Kiwi Spirit is fighting for second place in the Bermuda One-Two Yacht Race, which began on Saturday at 12noon. After a long and challenging night of light and variable winds, all boats have struggled and a few have given up completely and appear to be hea...

June 6, 2013

Now in Newport, Rhode Island making final preparations for the race to begin at noon on Saturday. I have been informed by one of the race organizers that I am to start last "so the other boats can see me sail through.” However, I know I will my division, since I have t...

June 4, 2013

Kiwi Spirit spent two weeks in Maine to get a long list of things attended to. Many were achieved but not the major ones. I still lack power to the winches due to a mix up in getting the parts, solar panels are still non-functioning and the radar still not operating we...

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