J-class boats out on the race course today in Bermuda.

Such lovely vessels, both elegant and powerful. And what a contrast to yesterday's duel between the high-tech speedsters Oracle and Emirates Team New Zealand in the 35th America's Cup.

That competition continues a few days from now, but by then I'll be sailing home aboard Tioga, a 44-foot Alden sloop, with five friends from Nahant, MA. We'll be six days at sea and I'm hoping for a safe and fun passage.

On assignment here for SAILING Magazine.

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