For sale next spring: The first-ever Bertram — a 54 convertible — built with a resin-infused superstructure, deck and hull sides. The transition from open- to closed-mold construction is made possible by the legendary builder’s move from Miami to a new 37-acre site in Merritt Island, Fla., where it’ll build more and better boats in larger buildings.
It was a hard grounding on North Coronado Island that caused the deaths of the four-person crew aboard the Hunter 376 Aegean, a US Sailing review panel has concluded. Aegean was competing in the Newport-to-Ensenada Race, one of the West Coast’s major sailracing events.
As some 380 sailors from around the world converge on England’s south coast July 29-Aug. 11 for Olympic competition, the United States’ best hope for a gold medal rests with a three-woman team that will be racing in the first-ever Olympic women’s match-racing event in Kiwi Greg Elliott’s 6-meter keelboat design.
Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute
Bill Whiddon looks a little out of place as he paddles from the Bahamas to Miami. Whiddon, 58, and Thaddeus Foote became the first to cross the Gulf Steam on stand-up paddleboards when they arrived June 9 at Miami Beach, completing the 60-plus-mile passage in 17 hours, 11 minutes and 43 seconds to raise awareness for Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics campaign. www.surfridermiami.org
This photo originally appeared in the August 2012 issue.
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