by Lorraine Eaton In the wake of a weekend sailing cruise gone awry, a list lit up my phone, a riskiness ranking of 37 daily activities during these pandemic times from haircuts to concerts to the safest of all, opening the mail. Obviously, the members of the Texas Medical Association who developed the list weren’t […]
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.
Hundreds of boats cut through the waters of Hampton Roads on any given day, especially when summer comes around. Cruisers, sailboats and fishing boats aplenty: They all make the thousands of square miles of local waters their playground.
Tenkara fishing, as it is known, is a Japanese method that dates back at least four centuries and boils the craft down to its simplest form. No reels.
To some, fly fishing is for college professors, folks in tweed jackets who know the Latin names of fish and who smoke pipes on the river.