Red Ruby Project: Down to the Wire in the Rolex Middle Sea Race

There were 110 boats entered in this year’s Rolex Middle Sea Race. Red Ruby, our Jeanneau SunFast 3300, was among the group of seven 33-footers that were the smallest boats in a fleet that also included eight boats over 70…

Red Ruby Report: PNW Sailors take on the Fastnet

Part One, told by Chris The authors enjoying the calm after the storm with Fastnet Rock in the background. When we started the Red Ruby project 18 months ago with Jonathan McKee and Alyosha Strum-Palerm, the Fastnet Race was…

The Red Ruby Project: Year Two

PNW Sailors Continue to Enjoy Learning and Racing Among European Competition The busy start of IRC 2 at the De Guingand Bowl. May 2023 found us all back in Hamble, exactly one year after meeting Red Ruby for the first time…

Red Ruby Report: UK Doublehanded Series Wrap-up

Red Ruby wrapping up the UKDHOS under A1.5, approaching the finish at Cowes. Photo by John Green Cowes. There is current and then there is CURRENT! In September 2022, my wife Chris and I were back in England for the final…

The Genesis of the Red Ruby Project

Last month, we started at the end (of the year, not the project), recapping our Jeanneau SunFast 3300 (SF3300) Red Ruby’s last race in 2022, the Rolex Middle Sea Race. This month we are going to step a little bit farther…

The Rewarding Return of Southern Straits

The accomplished double-handed crew aboard J/111 Raku shares their story of Southern Straits,. They were the overall winners on the medium course. After a two-year hiatus, one of the Salish Sea’s classic overnight distance…

Raku’s Winning PNW Offshore Experience

Chris and Justin Wolfe share the story of their epic and podium-topping effort on the J/111 Raku in this year's PNW Offshore Race from Ilwaco to Port Angeles. Formerly known as the Oregon Offshore Race, the new Pacific…