Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Full Tilt alumni in the Bermuda Race

Miles Abrams (the happy fellow on the left) who crewed on Full Tilt for a couple years has moved on to bigger and better things, but he'll always be considered "one of the gang". Here's an email I received from him:

On June 18, I'll join 7 other silly boys, along with two thousand or so additional participants, in a 630 mile sailing race from Newport, Rhode Island, to Bermuda. Depending on the conditions, it will take anywhere from 3 to 5 days. Glutton for punishment that I am, I will also help sail the boat back home after the race. Call it the vacation of a lifetime, an homage to my inner Peter Pan, or just the folly of a 41 year old computer nerd, it's going to be a blast. And, having just taken a hard-earned second place in last weekend's Around Block Island race, we're feeling rather good about our prospects.

If you'd like to follow along, each boat carries a transponder and can be tracked online at: My boat is named 'American Girl', and we're competing in the St. David's Lighthouse division. My/Our cousin Jared will also be racing, on a boat named 'Charlie V'.

During the race, we will be sending out periodic emails to interested parties as time, conditions, and satellite connectivity permits - email me back if you would like to be included in these communications.

There's also a reasonable chance that ESPN will succeed in broadcasting live from one of the other boats, 'Aurora'. If so, it will be online here: No scheduling information has been published yet.

And for those among you who actually sail, will have the most technical (and obscene) commentary. A search for Bermuda 2010 should get you what you need.



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