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The 289-foot Maltese Falcon sets off from Newport, R.I., to sail nearly 3,000 miles to England in this summer’s Transatlantic Race. The luxury yacht finished second in its class with a time of 13 days, 6 hours, 40 minutes and 52 seconds.

This image originally appeared in the September 2011 issue.


Lobster hunters


George Sass

Camera: Nikon D70

Lens: Nikkor 24-120mm

Aperture: f/5.6 at 1/160 second

ISO: 200

This photo image originally appeared in the September 2011 issue.


Talkin’ boats with Robert Kaidy

Co-Founder, Ocean5 Naval Architects

Naval architects Robert Kaidy and John Canada founded Ocean5 Naval Architects in 2007 and have designed and engineered everything from pod-powered fishing boats to helicopter decks for 600-foot ships to 60-knot ballistic-protected patrol boats.



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.



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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