Pip Hare, 46, British, a professional skipper who specializes in events of distance andendurance. She self-financed her rented boat,built in 1999, and sought a title sponsor until one joined in June. more
Sam Davies, 46, British, an engineer and mother of one racing in her third Vendee Globe. She finished fourth in 2008-09 Vendee Globe, was dismasted in 2012-13, and sails a Vendee Globe finisher built in 2010. more
Clarisse Cremer, 30, French, founded a custom adventure travel business. She has catapulted to the Vendee Globe after finishing second in the 2017 Mini Transat and sails the boat that won the 2012-13 Vendee Globe. more
Alexia Barrier, 40, French, founded 4myplanet to advance science and education. She has sailed 120,000 blue ocean miles, competed in 14 trans Atlantic races and now races a boat built for the 2000 Vendee Globe. more
Sportsmanlike conduct has been on display at the start of the Vendee Globe.
Skipper Miranda Merron took a moment during a hectic day of resetting her rig to remember the moment the guns fell silent on Armistice Day, ending World War I.
“Mark a minute of silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Silent most of the day. Hoist a reaching sail, drop the storm jib, go nowhere for a while since there is ...more
Weather systems create wind that’s the fuel for the boats of the Vendee Globe 2020-21. Skippers must be expert forecasters and navigators to chart a course near favorable winds. But not so close to heavy weather that their boats, brains and bodies become fatigued. An up-to-the-moment forecast of wind strength, waves and barometric pressure is available via this link to the noted weather site, passageweather.com.
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My Uncle Louie opened his home to me as I looked in Atlanta for my first job after college. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution hired me in 1982 and, over the intervening years, Aunt Helen and Uncle Louie shared the warmth of their home and their depth of knowledge about metro Atlanta, where they had moved in 1956. This is the family's obituary.
Lewis Van Gorder was born in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, son of Lewis Leonard Van Gorder, and his wife, Cecelia ...more
The artist protested, but the Atlanta City Council voted unanimously Monday to allow the rainbow flag to be painted on the road as crosswalks near Piedmont Park on a temporary basis, not a permanent one.
Robert Sepulveda Jr.
Atlanta artist Robert Sepulveda Jr. spoke at the meeting. He told the council that the original plan was for his artwork, The Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks, to be a permanent installation at the corner of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue.
“The original legislation said, ‘in ...more
This may be a breakout year for millennials in metro Atlanta because the region’s current leaders are actively encouraging young folks to step into the public realm. One question is the form the relationship will take.
Metro Atlanta civic leaders are seeking to ways to engage millennials such as Sarah Ayres in the public arena. Ayres was in a Midtown cafe while Pony was served on the sidewalk. Credit: David Pendered
Bill Bolling didn’t mince any words in his comments to ...more
The Atlanta City Council is slated to vote Monday on a proposal to allow the rainbow flag to be painted on the road as four crosswalks at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street. The artwork is to be removed a few days after the Atlanta Pride Festival.
This rendering shows the Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks looking east toward Piedmont Park. Credit: Facebook.com
Atlanta Councilmember Kwanza Hall sponsored the resolution to allow the crosswalks to be painted. Hall also sponsored a ...more