Tuesday, March 06, 2007

27th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - March 1-4, 2007
St. Maarten, West Indies (Photo credit Amory Ross)


Bunty said...

Nice pic! For news on the coming 2007 Middle Sea Race go into my blog http://buntsblog.blogspot.com

Bruce and Jan Smith said...

As a cruiser/sailing enthusiast who blogs about boats and sailing, you might be interested in another sailing blog by Bruce and Jan Smith, who are sailing to the Caribbean aboard their hand-built 34-ft. gaff-rigged ketch, Woodwind. They started the journey from their home in Gig Harbor, Washington, last summer and are now on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Along the way, they’re keeping their friends, family and fellow cruisers updated on their adventures with their Web site and blog at www.brucesmithsvoyage.com.

Speaking of adventures, you might have seen the news story about the two American cruisers who rescued some Haitian migrants last week, after their boat had caught fire and blown up at sea. Bruce and Jan Smith are the two Americans! They tell the story of the tragic event and emotional rescue on their blog, including some photos.

It’s really an amazing and heroic story, and ponders a question every cruiser has probably thought about at one time or another … with the threat of piracy and other dangers when sailing miles offshore, would you risk your own safety to save someone else? The Smiths’ story provides food for thought. Hope you find it interesting!

Posted by Mike Bernstein of Bahama Breeze for Bruce and Jan Smith, who are currently anchored off Santa Barbera De Samana, Dominican Republic.