LOOSE LIPS edge of a sail draped across the front of the fishing boat. "The Coast Guard — which is still investigating the cause of the crash — said that after they evacuated the seven people from the fishing boat, it slid off the sailboat. "'The height of summer is the most dangerous time for boating,' said Capt. Melissa Scarborough of the Maryland Natural Resources Police, one of the agencies that initially responded to the crash. 'July is historically, without fail, the biggest boat accident month that Maryland has,' she said. 'August is the second highest.' "So far this year, boating incidents have killed 16 people in the Chesapeake and its tributaries, Scarborough said. This month, two have died — one in an incident on a creek off the Potomac and another in Frederick County on the Monocacy River. "Some on the water think of boating as purely recreational, Scarborough said, and forget that, just like cars, boats can be dangerous and even deadly."
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e like to call the Leukemia Cup a win/win for everyone involved. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). And in so doing, sailors are able to do what they do best: sail, race, compete, and then tell stories about all of the aforementioned over beers. We wanted to tip our hats to this year's fundraisers, which included an opportunity to bid on Olympic medallist Caleb Paine, who would sail aboard the winner's boat. Carl Krawitt contributed $1,000 to LLS to have Caleb sail aboard Ted Elliott's Beneteau First 40 TREX TREX, skippered by his 13-year -old daughter Taylor. The top fundraisers at this year's regatta were Caleb Caleb and Duane Yoslov (dad) of the Melges 24 and Duane Yosloc, 'Looper'. who brought in over $20,000, and, in the win/win spirit of the event, also took first in class in PHRF 3 aboard their Melges 24 Looper. For the race report, see page 100.
ere's an interesting but relatively obvious bit of etymology: "The term 'groggy' comes from either the British or American Navy, whose sailors drank Grog, a mix of rum, water and citrus juice, which was used to fight scurvy," according to www.kickassfacts.com "Someone who is dazed or sleepy might feel as if they have had too much grog, making them 'groggy.'"
arnacles may have a small footprint, but their effect on global shipping is large," wrote Veronique Greenwood in an August article in the New York Times titled "A New Trick to Keep Barnacles from Sticking to Ships." "When ships' hulls get coated with barnacles and other creatures, they use more fuel and eventually must be hauled out
The November 2018 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.