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Beauty, Power & Passion — July and August 2016 Update

The beauty and the power of Areté and the passion of her crew will be on display over the next three weeks: The Port Huron to Mackinac Race begins this Saturday, July 16th.  You can track Areté and all of the other boats here. The Chicago to...

Emeryville Yacht Club – Distinguished Service Award

Honored to get the following award and message. From the Emeryville Yacht Club: "Congratulations to Rick Warner on receiving the EYC award of "Distinguished Service"!  I would like to personally thank you for representing the club in such high regard.  In my four years as an officer...

Race Report — Bell’s Bayview to Mackinac

ARETÉ REALIZED -- The meaning of Areté is “striving for excellence in all things”. It is not achieving excellence, but striving to attain it that is the essence of Areté. And, occasionally, we can have a moment of excellence. Rick Warner and the crew of Areté had a moment of excellence this...

Mackinac at Midnight

We've just passed under the Mackinac Bridge. Under sail and picking up speed. 19.6 knots with midnight behind us and Milwaukee ahead!   ...

Arete is Home!

I am sitting on the edge of the dock in Port Huron, Michigan that is Arete's new home. We arrived here at 7:30pm this evening of June 3. As you can see from the photo, Arete is a tight fit through the Water Street Bridge, but we made it...

Weekend Update – Wind, Rain and Locks

Here's a recap from the locks over the past few days. As we mentioned before, three crew stepped off in Quebec, and we were joined by Arete's owner, Rick Warner, Tom Gmeiner, a young sailng instructor from the Detroit Yacht Club, and Don Walton, a veteran...

Locks, Weather and Free Pizza — Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Hello! We've pulled into a safe harbor for the night. Everything is fine with crew and boat, we just weren't getting anywhere! After we worked our way through the locks around Montreal, the weather started to be a negative factor. For the better part of the morning,...

Back in Action… Let the Trash Talking Resume

Today's update is from straight down the middle of the St. Lawrence river, passing the town of Rimouski. We had to motor for over 12 hours, and it was great to see "Matilda," as we have affectionately named Arete's motor, running so smoothly. At that pace, we thought...

Au Revoir to Rivière au Renard

We spent a great day here in this small fishing village yesterday.  There was a reasonable job list on the boat – there is ALWAYS a reasonable jobs list on the boat.  We sent Rick Hake below to find the annoying leaks that were adding...

Rivière au Renard, Quebec, Canada

If you have been watching the tracker, you may wonder whatever happened to the sanity of the crew of Areté – our track looks like the angry scrawls of a seriously disturbed five-year-old. Angry is right, but it is the weather that is angry.When we finally passed the...

Warmer Times Ahead?

LOCATION - Right now, we are well into our trip, and have left the snow-covered hills of Nova Scotia behind - and it is really really REALLY cold! We are heading northwest, past New Brunswick and to the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. WEATHER - Outside of the cold, we...

Icicles on a Sunny Day Rounding Nova Scotia!

We are sailing along nicely, rounded Nova Scotia and are just off the tip of Cape Breton Island. The skies have been clear and beautiful, and the winds good, but it is also REALLY cold! ------------------- Now that we will be closer to shore, you can also track...

Let the Trash Talking Begin

As she starts to smell fresh water, we covered 250 miles in 16 hours! On the last 4 hour shift Jim, Blaise, and Ron covered 75 miles and wrote 19 on the trash bag for the next shift to see - they averaged 19 knots nicely surfing under...

Introduction to Areté – Press Release [DOWNLOAD]

Download PDF version here. Press Release May 10th, 2015 For Immediate Release Multihull Madness - US Amateur Team Brings Areté, an ORMA 60 Trimaran, to the US for 2015 / 2016 Race Season. Newport, RI – May 10th, 2015 – Great Lakes multihull sailor Rick Warner has acquired a French...

Up Z River! – The Home Stretch

[caption id="attachment_16520" align="alignleft" width="225"] Arete from the Renaissance Center in Detroit[/caption] We were all awstruck at the view of the water cascading onto Arete's bow as the full moon rose into the night sky just as we slowly approached the front of the massive Welland lock...