Barrows Wins College Sailor Of The Year Award

There was an awards ceremony held after the completion of the Gill Coed National Championship.


This was the awards ceremony to present the Leonard M. Fowle Trophy for the Best Overall Team, Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year and the Robert H. Hobbs Sportsmanship Award. The winners who have won these prestigious awards will find their names added to the ICSA Hall Of Fame. This is located in the Robert Crown Center at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.

The Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year is given the Everett B. Morris Trophy every year. This year the trophy was bagged by Ian Barrows of the St. Thomas, USVI. This is an award presented to be the best performance in sailing at the highest level for the collegiate year. The trophy is named in memory of B. Morris, who spent 30 years of his life as a yachting editor and director. There were five finalists named for the trophy and it was Barrows, who won it at the end.   Continue reading

Conrad Colman Faces Challenges

Conrad Colman is one of the solo skippers of the Vendee Globe race who had a unique vessel that was being operated with natural energy resources. He called around 2300 as per French time line and reported to his team that his vessel had been dismasted.

This was his first participation in the Vendee Globe and he had secured tenth place. The distance to the finish line was 793 nautical miles when this happened. He finally reported in on February 18th where he recounts his journey and similar incidents that have occurred in the past. Continue reading