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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 36

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Monday, March 30, 1998
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r- , . - - - 7w7", -w -w - i I I I iii,u.ui.jil in . : - : .j.- i t z - s . t . - . ".-T.".-.r. ...- - r i : : - - ' - . - . . i . , v v v v v -w - w v w w w w - v THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1998 3C too1 Hi a a our low regular! HORE JrARTY it a I tfiVV 18 HOLE QuiejiMSh'1! GREEN FEE PRICE tupjoiPuriRS) I SUpRSTORE Golf Rates: '50.00 Whitbread rest stop sparks an epic international hoedown 18 HOLE PRICE INCLUDES Cypress Creek Cart, Green Fees & Tax. tower After 12:00pm 6390 W. Indiantown Rd. Jupiter, FL 747-7001 Country Club aV By David Abel and Willie Howard Palm Beach Post Staff Writers FORT LAUDERDALE He still squints after more than two Whitbread Race Village The Race Village will be open 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. . Thursday through April 19. From West Palm Beach, take 1-95 or Florida's Turnpike to 1-595 and continue east along Eller Drive to the Midport parking LOSE 47 BALLS. 17th St. garage near tne port. Harking is $1 per hour with a $7 daily maximum The Whitbread Round the World Race ! Parking 1 rwi i 24thSt.Xjr Everglades Ertglandj Lauderdale I Parking United SUtes Eller Dr. I. .'' So you misplaced -"" a few golf balls... "" Don't drive home :'---''in a huf f! "Seep It Off" , in one of our beautiful i ' deluxe rooms. There's alwavs tomorrow. April 18, sponsors will create a replica of the Norwegian village of Bergen. They'll serve salmon and give visitors a taste of Norwegian maritime music. Although cheering crowds might make trans-oceanic racing seem glamorous, electronic messages sent from the crews prove otherwise. Life at sea can be lonely and uncomfortable, especially given the Spartan conditions aboard an ocean racing boat. Crew members may carry only a few changes of clothes and must eat freeze-dried rations. Sitting on the boat's gunwales in salt-soaked clothing left Toshiba crew member Jeff Scott sore. "My backside is starting to look like a pepperoni pizza," Scott wrote in an e-mail message, transmitted by satellite to Whitbread race headquarters. A Swedish Match crew member complained of a flying fish, spooked by the approaching boat, crashing into his head. A dispatch from the Brunei Sunergy boat last week said the crew members were all sick with stomach infections and covered with rashes from salt water. Wrote one crew member: "If I ever want to do a Whitbread again, I had better not remember the way I feel today." SLEEP IT OFF. weeks of threading the sun-strewn seas. His California accent bears the fatigue of the constant furling and reefing of the sails. Once in port, he grips his first can of cold beer like a life preserver. But Paul Cayard, the skipper of the EF Language boat still leading the Whitbread Round the World race, cannot let down his guard. "If there's something to be gained, I can't relax," said the San Francisco skipper of the Swedish boat after arriving at Port Everglades early Sunday morning. He just finished the sixth leg of the race from Sao Sebastiao, Brazil 1 hour and 18 minutes behind the British Silk Cut. "I have a bad taste in my mouth about finishing second." Strong northeasterly winds pushed the sleek sail boats to Florida faster than expected. In fact, Fort Lauderdale organizers, who didn't think the boats would arrive until later this week, hadn't completed their preparations. But the scores waving Swedish and British flags didn't let down the crews of the first three boats to arrive. "This is a grueling race, and we have to show support," said ROB BARGEStaff Artist Whitbread Round the World Race THE BOATS: This is the first Whitbread race in which all crews are sailing the same type of boats (60-foot racing sloops called W- bOs), making this Whitbread a true match of sailing wits, , navigational skill and endurance. Boats can use up to 38 sails, Exclusively foi April 4-15, IWH. Includes IS holes of rhmiipiiinsliip golf mid deluxe mom. GrenelefeC (III Y I I- Wis HlMlkr -vV 800-237-9549 Greiu'Ide (Orlando), Florida 1 7 of which may be on board at any time. COST: The average cost to built and sail a Whitbread boat: $ 10 million. The prize: a trophy and a handshake. ' RACE STANDINGS: EF Language won Leg 5 by a 500-mile margin and was leading the pack on Leg 6 last week. For daily updates, -ti inmiiro li.iin Orl.mJt) Ini Airport w niKil.irninv Sotiu ivn Ion Jouhk . .,11 i. t I- vr vron ti-crion .ipi'lv 1 call the recorded race hot line at (954) 767-9559 or check out the Whitbread Web site at The Rick Stevens, who came out with his kids to watch the boats settle into port. "This is one of the most international Web site is HISTORY: Founded by the Whitbread brewing family of England, the Whitbread Round the World Race has been held every four years since the first race in 1973-74. This is the seventh Whitbread. During the first Whitbread, three sailors washed overboard and were never found. challenging competitions that ex ists. The race, founded by the Whit bread brewing family, is an eight 7nights. 4 countries. 1 bed. FORT LAUDERDALE STOP: Boats will be at the race village at Port month, 31,600-nautical-mile sprint around the globe that began Sept 21 in Southampton, England. The race is run every four years. This is the seventh Whitbread, and it Everglades April 2-19, though some of the W-60s might arrive earlier and some might be hauled out for repairs during the stopover. Whether the race stops in South Florida in 2002 will be up to Volvo, which has purchased the race from Whitbread. Whitbread Race Village DATES OPEN: Thursday through April 19 HOURS: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily will end in Southampton. During the Fort Lauderdale visit, which lasts until the boats OTQ frOr r urn . depart for Baltimore on April 19, Port Everglades will be trans ATTRACTIONS: Adopt-a-boat days showcasing the nine Whitbread formed into a tent village with education, sports and technology pavilions, live music and interna boats and crews; tours of Schooner America, a replica of the 1851 America's Cup winner ($5 for adults, $3 for children); ay tional foods. Organizers expect educational exhibits on marine science; fishing displays from the 200,000 visitors during that time HT tin f rr. International Game Fish Association; virtual boat building in Race village visitors will be able to meet Whitbread skippers and crew members. But the weary sailors also will be taking time out to rest and visit their families, so Our 7-night European cruise is perfect for those who want the vacation of a lifetime in less time. plan to show up during the team's scheduled adopt-a-boat party if you want to greet team members r Race village visitors will be technology pavilion; speakers on nautical topics; free sailboat rides daily; free tours of the guided missile cruiser USS Thomas S. Gates (April 18 only). ADMISSION: Free. GETTING THERE: From West Palm Beach, take Interstate 95 or Florida's Turnpike to Interstate 595 and drive east to the Midport parking garage near Port Everglades. Backup parking will be at the Northport garage off Eisenhower Boulevard. PARKING: Parking is $ 1 per hour with a $7 daily maximum. Shuttle buses will run to the race village. Water taxi service will be available. RESTART: Scheduled for noon until 2 p.m. April 19. MORE INFORMATION: Call Whitbread Race Americas at (954) 767-9559 or visit their Web site at For recorded updates, call (954) 627-6397. able to tour the Schooner Ameri Spend your s ca, a wooden replica of the 105- foot boat that beat 14 British yachts to win the 100 Guinea Cup Race in 1851. (The competition was renamed the America's Cup to honor the victory.) For those who want to feel the wind and water, Discover Sailing will offer free sailboat rides leaving from the village. Evening speakers at the vil days traveling through exotic Mediterranean destinations like Naples, Barcelona, Marseilles and Malta. And return every evening to Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Vision of the Seas. Call today for reservations. At this price, there's no better time than now. lage, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the education and sports pavilions, will cover topics such as high-seas RACE VILLAGE EVENTS: April I Village officially opens. Whitbread boats should be In port. April 3; Receptions for race exhibitors, sponsors and Schooner America. April 4: Opening party with a variety of live music. April i Jamaica Day with reggae music and limbo dancers; 5-K fun run at 5.30 p.m. Adopt-a-boat party for the Merit Cup team. April k Adopt-a-boat party for the Toshiba team. Dolph Du Mont speaks on sailing the Whitbread race. April 7: Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Day. Overview of the Whitbread race by Tom Gleason, 1994 race committee chairman. April I: Adopt-a-boat party for Brunei Sunergy team. Seminar on nautical communications. Presentation on sailing tor the disabled by Shake-a-Leg, 5:30 p.m.. sports pavilion. April h Captains dinner at Lauderdale Yacht Club. Marine Industries Dav Seminar on hrt- navigation, on-the-water medical emergency procedures, navigation and tales from the 1994 Whitbread I attack emergencies at sea, 5:30 p.m., sports pavilion. race coordinator. The flavor of the village will April . Adopt-a boat party for the all-female EF Education team. Seminar on sailmaking with Peter Grimm Jr., 5:30 p.m., education pavilion. April It: Adopt-a-boat party for EF Lanuuaae team. Seminar on navioation aids with Judv Hiwn. aur, I p.m., education pavilion. differ each day as sponsors offer food and music from around the world. "It's going to be a very interna April 11 Easter bunny visits, 1 p.m., education pavilion. British-American Chamber of Commerce Day. Adopl-a-boat party for Silk Cut team. April 13: New World Aquarium exhibits. Crew day at Lauderdale Yacht Club. Nautical radio seminar by John Rungo, 5:30 p.m., education pavilion. April M: Adopt-a-boat party for Swedish Match team. Northern Trust for Children's Home Society Day. Radio communications seminar, 5:30 p.m., education pavilion. Boating safety seminar, 5:30 p.m., sports pavilion. April 15: Seminar on new marine electronics, I p.m., education pavilion. Fort Lauderdale Cham- RoyolCaribbean tional event," said Sarah Greeley, spokeswoman for Whitbread Race Americas Inc., the non-profit organization coordinating the Fort f ter of Commerce Day. INTERNATIONAL Aprd Mc Seminar on reading navigation charts, I p.m.. education pavilion. Riverwalk Street Fei- tivai, 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Festival begins at Broward Center for Performing Arts and moves east. April 17: Adopt-a-boat party for Chessie Racing team. South African Airwavs Dav. Judith Dawson Lauderdale visit. talks about solo ocean crossing, 5:30 p.m., sports pavilion. Like no vacation on earth" April 5, for instance, will be Jamaica Day, complete with reg April M: Norway Day Free public visits aboard guided missile cruiser USS Thomas Gates at berth No. 22. 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