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Transatlantic Race: highs, lows and a record

Mar Mostro, Puma Ocean Racing's Volvo Open 70, was the overall winner on corrected time.The 2011 Transatlantic Race had it all. First it was fast. Then it was slow. And in the end there was a monster storm that tested the mettle of two couples who were still at sea on a vintage 42-footer. And to top it off, Rambler 100, the odds-on favorite to win the 2,975-mile race from Newport, R.I., to Lizard Point off the southwestern coast of England on elapsed time, set a course record: 6 days and 22 hours.

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Talkin’ boats with Dave Gerr


Director of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology

Dave Gerr is the director of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology and a naval architect and yacht designer. He is known for the diversity of his work, and his designs include a 76-foot tunnel-drive aluminum motoryacht, a 60-foot ultralight racing sailboat and a 41-foot jetdrive express cruiser.
Gerr grew up in New York City, surrounded by boating books, and he built his first pleasure craft when he was 18 — a Phil Bolger-designed sharpie. A Westlawn graduate, Gerr, 58, started designing megayachts and commercial vessels at the age of 26 in 1979 at MacLear & Harris, a prestigious design office in New York.

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LOCAL WATERS

Welcome Summer

Fireboats enter Virginia's Norfolk Harbor June 10 during the annual Harborfest Parade of Sail down the Elizabeth River. The celebration featured a variety of vessels, including tall ships, Coast Guard cutters and the USS Normandy.

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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute
www.captains.com

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Red Reflections

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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4 IS USM
Shutter speed: 1/160th second
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 400

This photo image originally appeared in the August 2011 issue.

   

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