Author: DM Patten

Hi All, It’s been a day of sailing around here and not typing, our apologies. We are the farthest boat to the north and we’re in a crucial point of the race (over halfway home), sandwiched between a difficult trough from the low to our northwest...

Hello from the world of transoceanic crossers. Collectively I think we’re coming to grips with the reality of what’s going on here, crossing a really big ocean. It’s been about four full days since our start, five week days, and it is the longest I...

Our apologies for the late report, we’ve just made our third gybe today, gybes 1 and 2 coming in the past few hours. While we are still very much committed to our southerly route, we’ve been taking small hitches to the north to position ourselves...

Hellllo breeze. Well, we wanted it and we’ve got it. The last couple hours or so have been exactly what we expected, exactly what we needed, and exactly what we anticipate over the next 20 hours: 20-25 knots from the southwest, five foot seas, and...

Happy July 4 from everyone out here on the All-American Offshore Team. We hope you are all up to some good American fun at home. The settling in process is well behind us, as is continental North America. We are over 500 miles into this...

Well, no hot dogs or hamburgers, but we are having a nice day of reaching along in 15-18kt SWerly. We were hoping for running conditions by this time, but it looks like we have one more night before we free up. Have to apologize to the fishing fleet...

Man I love this job. We’re five hours into the race and I’ve spent the better part of it hidden in my makeshift station behind the water-maker, tucked into a dimly-lit high-side corner of this craft, organizing, re-organizing, deciding it doesn’t work, organizing again, learning...

Join the Oakcliff All-American Offshore Team, Jerry Kirby, and friends for an evening of stories and entertainment! The Oakcliff All-American Offshore Team invites you to join us for an evening of fun and entertainment under the stars at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, RI from...

Team mate Colin Orisini has been writing updates for Sailing World and sent in his most recent update from the middle of this weeks three day open ocean training session. The team is super proud of him and always looks forward to reading his blog...

Last weekend, Sailing World's Meredith Powlison joined us for the Round the Island Race. As part of the New York Yacht Club's 157th Annual Regatta, this 18-nautical mile classic was attended by over 90 boats enjoying a variety of conditions. Check out the photo gallery here....