s/y Haukur member of the American Schooner Association
Last October in look for adventure and sailing experience, one of North Sailing’s crewmembers and insider, Þórunn Harðardóttir took a trip to the east coast of the USA. Her main goal was to get aboard one of the vessels participating in the so called Chesapeake Schooner Race.
It proved an easy task for Þórunn to find a place aboard one of the vessels and eventually she chose Liberty Clipper, a 120 foot schooner from Boston. In the race, which has been held annually since 1989, the schooners sail 127 nautical miles between Baltimore and Norfolk.
This unexpected visit from Húsavík rouse a lot of attention among the sailors and partakers of the event, and after the race Þórunn received recognition of achievement in form of a badge. Furthermore, s/y Haukur, the only Icelandic schooner, was accepted as a member of the American Schooner Association.
Lane Briggs, captain and owner of schooner “Norfolk Rebel” seen here together with Þórunn.
About 40 Schooners participated in the race and here we can see few of them.
In a sailing competition wind is a must. If you don’t have it, there is not much you can do, apart from waiting.