Category Archives: Multihulls

1989 – Tales from the Inland Passage

Adventures on the Wild NW Coast – copyright Peter Marsh Cold Water and Hot Springs By the time most sailors have weathered Cape Scott, at the tip of Vancouver Island, they are ready to set a course for the undeniable … Continue reading

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1990 – Exploring the Columbia/Snake Rivers

The Forgotten Rivers East of the Columbia Gorge – copyright Peter Marsh Nearly 500 miles from the ocean and 730 feet above sea level, the Snake River emerges from the deepest canyon in North America and, within miles, its white … Continue reading

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1986 – A Superior Cruise in a 21′ Trimaran

Crossing Lake Superior and Beyond in a 1/2-ton Boat – published in Sailing magazine’s 25th anniversary issue. Early one July morning in 1986, after three days of dawn-to-dusk motoring, I brought my weary car, an aging 1600 cc Datsun, to … Continue reading

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1969-70 – The Golden Globe Race- the Winners and Losers

Nigel Tetley, Beaten by a Phantom – copyright Peter J.Marsh (Continuation of the  Donald Crowhurst story with review of  the film “Deep Water.”) Nigel Tetley arrived back in England with nothing more than a small bag containing his valuables and … Continue reading

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2007 – Film “Deep Water” Reveals Tragedy of Donald Crowhurst

Documentary of  Crowhurst’s “Voyage to Oblivion” – copyright Peter J. Marsh Boating has certainly changed since the 1960s; this was brought home to me when I watched “Deep Water,” an award-winning documentary that arrived in the northwest at the end … Continue reading

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2004 – Ellen Macarthur, Young English Star of Solo Racing

How English Sailor  Gained International Fame – copyright Peter Marsh The scene in the small French harbor of Les Sables d’Olonne the evening of February 11 was unlike anything ever seen in the world of sailing. An estimated 200,000 people … Continue reading

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2009 -The Amazing Mr Honey and the 48-Day Circumnavigation

US Navigator Goes Around the World in 48 Days – copyright Peter Marsh  Even Jules Verne couldn’t have imagined it: the round-the-world sailing record has now passed below the 50-day mark–and only 17 years after the mythical 80-day mark was … Continue reading

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1993 – Around the World of Cam Lewis

Four Frenchmen, one American Race Around World – copyright Peter Marsh The record for sailing around the world non-stop has now been reduced to a stunning 45 days in 2012, and it’s getting hard to remember that just 20 years ago, … Continue reading

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Steve Fossett’s Life on the Edge

Steve Fossett (1944 –  2007) American Sailor, Aviator and Adventurer For over a decade, Steve Fossett galvanized the sailing world with his record-setting exploits at sea, while also surviving many near-death situations while attempting to set records in the air. … Continue reading

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1960-2000 – The Singlehanded Trans-Atlantic Race

“The Ship Would Not Travel Due West”  copyright Peter Marsh From the late 1800s until the 1960s, the development of the modern sailing yacht was an evolutionary process, occasionally interrupted by a flash of insight. Racing and cruising yachts were … Continue reading

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