Jeff and Erik head over to the Quantum Sails loft in Annapolis to check on the progress of Artemis' latest upgrade and to see how the 'check-up' went after an unexpected turn of events during the Wednesday Night Race for Team Vichingo aboard the Italia Yachts 9.98. The Teams are both getting in time on the water and making every race count leading up to race day! Hear what it takes to prepare for a major ocean race from the perspective of the owner and crew.
About the Series
Chasing the Dream tells the story and shares the experience of individuals with their sights set on achieving remarkable dreams. In this first series, we follow along with the crews of two Italia Yachts, ARTEMIS, and VICHINGO, as they prepare to compete in two of the most iconic sailing races in the world. This six-part video series, professionally produced by 410 Films in Annapolis, will take you behind the scenes and into the cockpit of both sailing yachts as they plan, prepare, and compete.
The A2N Race
The Annapolis to Newport Race, or A2N as it’s commonly known, is one of the most historic and well-known blue water sailboat races in the United States. A bucket-list sailing race for many, this is one of the most prestigious sailing events in the US. A destination to a destination event, linking landmark towns, is a diverse and challenging offshore race. Sailors navigate their yachts over 475 miles through the fickle waters of the Chesapeake, then a long stretch in the open ocean before arriving on the rocky shores of New England.
The Mac Race
Hosted annually by the Chicago Yacht Club, the Race to Mackinac has become somewhat of an allure to sailors locally and worldwide. It is undoubtedly one of the top races for many. Stretching out over 333 miles of open water, the race is widely known for its unpredictable weather, challenging conditions, and massive storm systems that can develop out of nowhere.
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