With tomorrow's blessed Royal Nuptuals of Wills and Kate, I thought it might be time for a bit of Royal Wedding Fun.
So what is your Royal wedding guest name? Start with either Lord or Lady(per you gender), a first name of a grandparent, your surname is the name of your first pet double-barrelled with the name of the street you grew up on.
Lord Arthur Osgood-Ralston of Burgess
Here are some of the ones already posted on my Facebook Wall:
Tomorrow afternoon, I wil l be live-blogging a panel for the Transatlantic Race 2011. The panel will be moderated by Gary Jobson and include George David, owner/captain of Rambler 100, Chris Gartner, captain of Maltese Falcon, Larry Huntington, owner/captain of Snow Lion, Bob Towbin, owner/captain of Sumurun, Rives Potts, Rear Commodore of NYYC and owner/captain of Carina and John Rousmaniere, sailing historian and author.
The panel will focus on the history of transatlantic racing, the challenge and appeal of transoceanic racing, as well as the upcoming TR2011 and its entries.
You can listen to the panel, follow the live blog, make comments and ask questions on this blog.
This is not a quiz. I literally don't know what it is and how to use it. I found it in a lazarette so it seems to be something that would have been used by the previous owner frequently. I am guessing that it might be raised aft to keep the boat into the wind at anchor.
In late June and early July, 32 ocean-going yachts set sail in the Transatlantic Race 2011, which charts a course that stretches 2,975 nautical miles from Newport to Lizard Point, at the end of a peninsula in South Cornwall (UK). This history-making event is organized by the Royal Yacht Squadron, New York Yacht Club, Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm Trysail Club.
The fleet runs the gamut from sleek traditional designs, such as the 94’ William Fife-designed Sumurun, to sophisticated super yachts, such as the 289’ custom Perini Navi clipper sailing yacht Maltese Falcon, with three masts so tall (190’) they barely clear Newport’s towering Pell Bridge, which serves as a gateway to Rhode Island’s famous City by the Sea. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean is no small feat, especially when storms, testing seas and even icebergs (still a danger in the North Atlantic in June) are included in the mix of challenges encountered.
Three separate starts – June 26, June 29, and July 3 – are planned to “stagger” the yachts of different sizes and ability so that they will arrive in England in proximity to each other. Challenging their crews both mentally and physically, the larger boats hope to finish the race in 8 to 12 days, while the smaller boats may take up to 18 to 22 days to finish.
In addition to class winners, whichever yacht finishes the course with the fastest elapsed time will set the benchmark for a new racing record from Newport to Lizard Point, to be ratified by the World Speed Sailing Council. Rolex watches will be awarded to the record holder and the overall winner (on corrected time) under IRC.
It’s anyone’s guess who will win this. In the final race group to start, are the VOR 70 crewed by PUMA Ocean Racing Team – the Newport-based second-place finisher in the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race and entrant in the next edition as well Rambler 100 and ICAP Leopard.
There will be two all-youth teams competing, one from Germany (aboard the Andrews 56 Norddeutsche Vermoegen in race start two) and one from the U.S.A. (the All American Offshore Team’s IRC 65 Vanquish in race start three). In addition, four Class 40s, high-performance monohulls designed specifically for shorthanded sailing, will have their own class (starting in the second group).