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J/44 2nd Europe One/OSTAR Race

Yankee ingenuity gives Martin van Breems and his J/44 Mohegan a competitive advantage in the Europe 1/New Man Star singlehanded race.

At 11:30 I was awakened by a sickening crash. I bounded out of my main salon berth, and was greeted by the sight of a large red hull out the main salon portlights. My first thought was that I was being run over by a freighter. In a second I was on deck and saw that I had sailed right into 60-foot fishing trawler, probably Portuguese. I could see that my bow was damaged. The front two feet of the boat had almost entirely broken off. The bow was hanging on by only a few layers of glass on the port side. The stem of the boat was offset a good six feet to port, and there were gaping holes on the starboard side and on the deck. My position was 49 degrees 47.6’ north, 11 degrees 06.8 west....

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J/44 Quest Receives US SAILING

Rescue Medal

Portsmouth (R.I.) December 13, 2002 -- Duane and Mary Minard, crew of J/44 Quest, were honored with a US SAILING Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal for rescuing a solo sailor on Long Island Sound, after his boat caught fire from a gas engine explosion. Peter "Rudi" Millard, a member of US SAILING's Safety at Sea Committee (SASC), made the presentation at the Cedar Point Yacht Club Annual Awards Banquet, held on November 9 at Cobb's Mill Inn (Weston, CT).

READ MORE ABOUT US SAILING RESCUE MEDAL HERE