Cruising on the edge Maybe Nova Scotia and Baffin...
- Cruising on the edge
Maybe Nova Scotia and Baffin Island are off the regular cruising track and perhaps a classic Herreshoff ketch and an Open 50 racing machine are not your regular cruising boats, so we investigated further.
David Glenn sailed the lovely Elsie, a replica of L Francis Herreshoff?s favourite Bounty type and fresh out of Covey Island Boat Works yard in Nova Scotia. Meanwhile, further north, Wolfgang Quix recounts how he cruised his Open 50 Wolfie?s Toy to Baffin Island, far from the waters she was originally designed to race.
- Tired of the Volvo?
So were Neil and Lisa Macdonald, both skippers in the recent VOR. So they went looking for a little relaxation sailing catamarans around the Swedish archipelago. Soon they found that ?hurtling? was probably a better description as, denied proper sleep, shelter and food, they took part in the endurance Raid Archipelago.
- Go west!
Across the Atlantic but when and by what route? Stokey Woodall has crossed the Atlantic 26 times and says that timing and routeing are crucial to a successful passage. Follow his advice in the February issue.