Van Liew heads back out to sea for 2010 VELUX race

Image by Flickr user tiarescott.Image by soloyachting.jpg Solo yacht racing is in Brad Van Liew's blood.

Brad Van Liew gave the whole life-on-dry-land thing a go, but apparently the executive director of the South Carolina Maritime Foundation has reached his limit.

On Wednesday Van Liew announced his entry in the 2010-11 VELUX 5 OCEANS race Eco 60 Class. He won the race's Class II category in 2003.

Van Liew and his wife Meaghan fell in love with Charleston when it was the start-finish point of the 1998-99 Around Alone solo race, and the couple settled in Mount Pleasant soon after his 2003 VELUX 5 victory. They've been piloting the S.C. Maritime Foundation ever since, but resigned today to pursue their new racing entry full-time. 

"Brad Van Liew is a true legend of the VELUX 5 OCEANS race and the solo ocean racing community," said race director David Adams. "His return is a great boost for this race."

The Post and Courier has more, so go take a look.


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