Sailboat racing demands physical agility, smarts and often a double ration of courage. When a “cranky” back forced John from the helm, they immediately went into race management. These days, the McCarthys are key to the Hampton Yacht Club’s Southern Bay Race Week, one of the area’s biggest regattas attracting 100 boats or more. Here, John talks about the allure of racing and this most unusual of racing seasons.
Columnist Lee Tolliver muses on the virtues of grilling your fresh catch.
Avid sailor Lorraine Eaton writes about an unusual tradition among the seafaring crowd that marks winter’s end and heralds a new sailing season.
Courtney Hampson is the vice president of marketing for Palmetto Bluff, a conservation-based resort community in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. The 20,000-acre spread is known for its beautiful river views, diverse wildlife and sporting lifestyle.
No single fish swimming Virginia waters has caused the kind of decades-old debate that menhaden have.
Jennifer Westhoff stands in a high meadow, swinging a black leather falcon lure by a long string. Imitating a circling crow, she whirls it in broad, lasso-like loops before slinging it high into the air.