Author: DM Patten

The Transatlantic Race: “In Our Own Words” by Jesse Fielding and other members of the Oakcliff All-American Offshore Team Starting Line The Transatlantic Race 2011 for the OakCliff All-American Offshore Team was the opportunity of a lifetime for 16 young American sailors. The adventure started for a core...

We just wanted to share this PDF with everyone - it's all of the important facts and statistics from this year's Fastnet Race. There is also tons of great info on past race records that may need to be re-written after this years race is...

At 03:25 UTC  the Oakcliff All-American Offshore Team crossed the finish line off Lizard Point, and in doing so concluded a Transatlantic Race that was 6 months in the making. It is an achievement that could not have been reached without your enthusiastic support. The...

The Oakcliff All-American Offshore Team is on the homestretch: land is in sight and we can smell England. It’s been a long and tough race, though we managed to squeeze a few extra days into the voyage—extra days that maybe now seem a burden, but...

Not much to report from the Vanquish today. I may be grossly mistaken but I think the Oakcliff All-American Offshore Team has relocated somewhere near the equator and we're stuck in the doldrums. We spent most of today virtually motionless, which is not the way...

Happy hump day from the Oakcliff All-American Offshore Team. Things here on the Vanquish aren’t all that much different than before: we’re still bumping up against this high-pressure ridge immediately to our east, and as soon as we get enough wind to sail up to...

Our good fortune has, indeed, come to an abrupt end! The day started strong with a steady 8 knot southerly that gradually gave way to a dying southeasterly, that also “gradually” disappeared. We didn’t know when or where it would happen, but it has and...

The "Daily Bag" - Jesse Fielding OakCliff All AMerican Offshore Team S/V Vanquish Atlantic Ocean Its a battle to find some computer time with all of the racing and maintenance but today is as good a day as any to brief the inter-webs on some of the goings on in Offshore...

We left Newport a week ago today in superb conditions and have really lucked out in that department ever since. We’ve had favorable winds and weather almost all the way but it appears that good fortune is about to change. With only three boats in...

It’s gut check day for the AAOT. The wheels are off the wagon and it’s time for us to double up on the tough stuff out here. The past 24 hours have been hard on the Vanquish. Jan and Molly spent all night feeding buckets...