To get the skinny on the Down East-y True North 50, I spoke with Sam Howell, a partner at Langan Design Professionals, the ambitious Newport, Rhode Island, naval design and architecture firm tasked with the vessel.
I know it’s not everyone, but I think plenty of cruisers revisit the same old haunts they like because those places are a known quantity: The same food, the same slips, heck even the same people are there at the same time every year. That sounds like a recipe for “comfort zone” to me. And that’s fine for some folks who don’t want to push it.
But you sometimes have to set a course beyond the comfort zone: Have a look behind the curtain every now and again. Maybe get a taste of what those early explorers felt when they sailed off the edge of the paper chart depicting the Known World…
Written by Ben Ellison on Jun 11, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Written by Ben Ellison on Jun 9, 2014 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Going Back For Backup
Can you believe? A celestial voyage down memory lane!
Many years ago, during what often seems like another lifetime, it was my job as a U.S.