Images by Onne van der Wal
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Shutter speed: 2.5 seconds
Lens focal length: 23mm
Location: Beavertail Lighthouse, Jamestown, Rhode Island
November 2014 issue
Oil painting by Marek Sarba
Cape Hatteras in the early hours of New Year’s Eve, 1862. The USS Monitor has hoisted her red lantern to signal that she needs help as the tow vessel Rhode Island — her hawsers cut — drifts down on the ironclad in heavy seas and gale-force winds.
Before his career with EdgeWater, Truslow, 50, sold advertising for MotorBoating magazine. “I’ve never really been away from boats or the boating business,” he says.
Two and a half months after completing an 87-day Atlantic crossing from Spain to Florida in Fipofix, an Open 16 built from volcanic fibers, Harald Sedlacek returned to Europe on July 2 after a 46-day passage. Both voyages set records for solo non-stop Atlantic crossings in a 16-foot boat without assistance. www.open16.com
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