Halvard Mabire on board Mariette 1915
French offshore sailor Halvard Mabire is currently sailing on board Herreshoff 1915 schooner Mariette. He reflects upon offshore sailing, classic yachts and great maritime heritage…
“It is now 3 days since we left Newport and the crew on Mariette have quickly settled into offshore life.
I arrived on board 3 days before the start in order to have enough time to get everything in place for my role as navigator on the Transatlantic Race. Miranda and I had already been to Newport a couple of weeks earlier to install Adrena, the navigation software we use when racing which combines performance and weather information and allows us to run routing options. We also tested all the on-board satellite communication systems, essential for accessing weather information during the race, especially since outside assistance is forbidden. Unlike some races, where a full-time weather router ashore, indeed ... READ MORE