Portsmouth Starters About to Set Sail. 08/05/2016
It’s been a mellow week in Portsmouth for the three ARC Europe boats departing for Bermuda from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It’s also been a rainy week.“We can’t wait for the weather to warm up!” said the crew of the Tartan 4100 First Light. They arrived on Thursday into Ocean Yacht Marina (formerly known as Ocean Marine Yacht Center, World Cruising Club’s marina partner in Porsmouth). The guys were in full foul-weather gear, arriving after dawn in the pouring rain. They’d sailed south from Long Island Sound, stopping only briefly in Cape May, then continuing offshore to Portsmouth.“It was chilly, but we had a fantastic sail south,” they added. “Wind and seas behind us, we were just flying!”First Light’s shakedown was certainly good preparation for the upcoming Atlantic crossing. In... Click here for more info..