After Around Alone, a solo circumnavigation of the globe.
“After being away from my sailing stomping grounds for 15 months and 40,000 miles, the 360 mile coastal cup race to Catalina was the perfect homecoming race for me to do. I first raced to Catalina about 20 years ago, and loved it; racing out the golden gate, the initial downwind blast and scary first night, ricocheting past the infamous Point Conception, then screeching to a halt in the channel islands “parking lot” to struggle the last miles to the finish. Then, of course, arriving in the compact little party town of Avalon and hearing all the stories from friends and competitors…. Hey, all the adventures of a Transpac packed into just a few days! In ‘ 97, when the race went to Ventura I navigated Azzura when we won class and overall to avenge breaking our mast two years before…..ah, memories…” – Bruce Schwab, June 19, 2003