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 Lorraine Eaton struck a line from her bucket list a couple years ago, making a 25-day trip down and up “the ditch” aboard her sailing catamaran.
Avid sailor Lorraine Eaton writes about an unusual tradition among the seafaring crowd that marks winter’s end and heralds a new sailing season.
The schooner Virginia, Nauticus’s 122-foot-long historic sailboat, offers students and tourists the chance to experience a vital piece of maritime history.