Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Key West Race Week 2011
There was still about 15 to 20 knots of wind and the waves were still at about 2 to 3 feet so as a spectator it was not idea. The racers on the other hand were having a great time of it.
Since I was at the helm most of the time I did not get as many pictures as I would have hoped but I did get the opportunity to enjoy some beautiful boats. The best, I think was watching 5 racers round the final mark no more than a couple of boat lengths apart, They all had the high tech sails so I am sure they were pretty serious competitors. Then the middle boat had a major fail trying to get up the spinnaker. So then there were 4... Great fun (if you were not on the middle boat.)
I am getting cycled up for both Ed and Kristen's visit next week and the departure for Mexico the week after. Today it is actually warm out for the first time in a number of days so I will go over the deck fitting to make sure they are all tight and ready for the next offshore experience.
Hook down for the night East end Singapore Strait.
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