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November 23, 2015

I love offshore sailing.  Sun rises and sun sets, a sky full of stars, a chance to catch up on reading and disconnect from the world, dolphins in the bow wake and a hot cup of coffee at 3am; there is not much better.  I realized this at the very young age of 12, at least that is the first time I remember standing watch and viewing Venus rise on the horizon, thinking it was an approaching freighter.  Whether competing in a Bermuda Race, helping with a Trans-Atlantic delivery or sailing in a cruising rally, the opportunity to go offshore ranks high on my list.  In 1992 I sailed my first cruising rally, the Caribbean 1500 on a C&C 37 owned by my client and friend Steve Perkins and 3 others on the crew.  I remember arriving at the marina, sailing the rally, arriving in the BVI and thinking, Steve Black creator of the Caribbean 1500 is really on to something here!  There is strength (and safety) in numbers, we are all in this together, we can learn from each other and share experiences and...

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