[December 7, 2012]Post-Sandy: Update from the Staten Island Waterfront
For the Staten Island community—one of the hardest hit in Superstorm Sandy—recovery comes in small steps. The island’s marine sector has fared no differently. After Folly, a 39-foot aluminum pilothouse sloop owned by John and Kerry Pears, was flung two boatyards away, a recovery crane dismasted it during lifting. Amid the confusion, the couple filed this report about the island’s state of affairs since the storm struck the U.S. East Coast on October 29, 2012.
[November 27, 2012]The Rescue of Bela Bartok
Due to a medical emergency, Bela Bartok, a Vindo 40, was abandoned during last summer's Singlehanded TransPac, but quick thinking, excellent seamanship, a Monitor windvane, and a lot of luck came together to save the boat.
[November 27, 2012]Day 19 towards Cape Horn - Bright sun and good speed in more settled wind
After several overnight bands of squally rainclouds, with light winds in between, we've finally settled into a nice, sunny day with some white clouds around and fairly consistent good wind from the north.
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