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  1. Come & race in Paradise

    Racing
    Bonjour, I contact you, in oder to inform you about a "race in paradise": the longest leeward windward race around the biggest lagoon in the world ( 650 milles!) The race starts the 19th october from Noumea ( New Caledonia) and finish in Noumea. This is the 4tth edition of the race. Start...
  2. Questions regarding handling of traditional sailing ships

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hey all, I'm doing research for a book in which a traditional square-rigged ship is preparing to dock, which got me thinking about a few questions: 1) How did traditional sailing ships come to stop? Clearly, they needed to reduce sail, but 2) were they able to reef and furl the sails full of...
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