TDP Director Bobby Whitescarver Wins Top Writing Honors

Outdoor writer and conservationist Robert Whitescarver received two Excellence-in-Craft (EIC) awards at the Virginia Outdoors Writers Association (VOWA) annual meeting held Charlottesville. Bobby, as he is known throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Chesapeake Bay, took home a first place for his blog, “Getting More on the Ground,” and third place for his column “Save the […]

Only 178 Miles To Bermuda

Lovely Stars Knocks The Pain Out Of Your Arse Tuesday June 14 0100 watch 178 miles from our destination Just a few clouds interspersed among an amazing display of stars. The Big Dipper is close to the horizon to the north almost touching the horizon. The winds are light and variable out of rhe WNW. Our weather […]

Video of A2B Race Start

Enjoy this video of the race start last Friday! Annapolis to Bermuda Race Start from Live More! on Vimeo.

Is Arcadia Out In Front?

Hey, check out the highlighted pink boat icon . . . that’s Arcadia! Based on time of departure, Arcadia appears to be in the lead in the Spinnaker 1 class. Leaderboard at 10:44 am shows Arcadia, Pos 1, 297 NM to go/487 sailed with FT est 14 June 21:28. Gallant, Pos 2, FT est 14 June 22:31. Integrity, […]

Friday photos of the Arcadia in the Bay

Here are photos from Friday taken by Downstream’s Mike Murdock following Arcadia.

Sails Up, Off We Go: Day 1 A2B

Day 1: Sailing Down the Chesapeake Bay Friday June 10 1130–1230 Serenaded by a bagpiper aboard the committee boat, Sister Mary Catherine, Arcadia and crew joined the parade of yachts on review around Spa Creek—in the shadow of the Naval Academy—boats in parade dress, ceremonial flags flying. After warning the other participants, we fired a […]

Final Safety Checks As We Prepare For Open Seas

Thursday, June 9 Beautiful day, light winds out the the NW Sailing to Bermuda, by ancient mariner standards, may not be a treacherous journey, but 600 miles of open ocean is always an adventure — and there is no substitute for preparation. I have to say the excitement is palpable now, and that sense of adventure […]