One of the great things that happens after you buy a boat online is that you get to have fun sailing with your friends and family. For some people part of the fun is looking forward to getting on a boat because they don’t get to sail all the time. It is a chance to something out of the ordinary.
One father and son pair has joined a crew that is participating in this year’s Transatlantic Race, so they will be on a boat together for weeks at a time.
The Associated Press gave a history of these races:
“This year’s Transatlantic Race, part of the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series, will be the 29th since 1866, when the first was held. Several members of the New York Yacht Club, which is still a co-host of the event, wagered $30,000 each that year and set out to cross the ocean. There was tragedy, though: Six crew members from one boat died in a storm. Since then, all but one of the races has been from east to west. The exception was in 1870, when the boats traveled to New York from Cork, Ireland.”
Boats and boat racing have come a long way since these races first began. Now each boat in the race has a tracking device. This way family, friends and people who are interested in the race can keep up with the boat’s journey.
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