Sunday, September 29, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

2019 Governor's Cup Regatta

The 53rd Governor's Cup Regatta detailed results are here.

Congratulations Tom Gage and Sue Goodglick for the Buccaneer Fleet and Tom Harrison and Camille Oliver for the Open Fleet! 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Rick White RIP

I didn't realize Rick passed away a couple of years ago.  We attended on of his sailing seminars in Islamorada, Florida in 2008 and I've read all his books. Quite the interesting life, well lived!

Rick White, born April 4, 1937, passed away on January 11, 2017 at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, Florida after a brief and unexpected battle with non-small-cell lung cancer. 

He is best known in the multi hull sailing world for his many racing championships, his books and his race-training seminars. But there is so much more.

As a pre-teen he was a champion swimmer doing the butterfly stroke. And as a teenager he started driving trucks at age 14. His father told him to just blend in with the traffic, no faster or slower than the rest.

In high school he was an all-state football player being recruited by numerous colleges. He picked North Carolina, but he broke his neck during the first year, ending that potential career.

After several years as a successful trucking company owner, he sold that and gave up the suits and ties to become a singer-songwriter-entertainer.

His greatest passion was motocross racing. And he even built a track that hosted many motocross championships.

Lived in Vail, Colorado for eight years, where he was an expert powder-hound skier besides being an entertainer. For one summer out there, he worked as a river raft guide on the Colorado River.

He was an airplane pilot (only crashed once) and for boats he had a 500-ton masters license. He worked for several years as a captain taking groups of people on week-long sailing tours of the Bahamas.

In recent years he has been spending his summers at Put-in-Bay, OH, and his winters in Key Largo, FL.

Rick is survived by his wife Mary Wells, his son David White of Key Largo, FL, his daughter Michelle Coyle of Barberton, OH, his brother William White of Plantation, FL".

2019 Fireweed Regatta

Here's the link to the race results.

2019 Firecracker Regatta

Here's the link to the race results.

Sunday, June 16, 2019