Eight Bells: Patience Wales

Patience B. Wales, former Editor of SAIL magazine and two-time circumnavigator, died on February 16, 2024, of colon cancer. She was 89. A native of Massachusetts, she lived in Ipswich for 34 years. Born in Brockton, Massachusetts to Ralph and Retha Bens, she was raised in Randolph with older …

The Caribbean Multihull Challenge

The 2023 Caribbean Multihull Challenge (CMC) introduced an unusual element to its three-day Sint Maarten-based schedule of racing: a rally. Race organizers found that the folks likely to wind up in Sint Maarten in late January fell into one of three categories: those doing the Caribbean race …