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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Crew Photos 2017

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Foreground: Kelly, Fred, Paul

Much thanks to Nikk for these fine photos

In the front: Kelly, Paul, Carol, Yellow hat-Lynn

Grinding the Jib: Jill, Tailer: Carol, Halyards: Lynn, Getting up to trim: Rod, Heads down on the main: Dick

Navigator & Tactical Support: Nikk, Leeward Lookout: Judy. Main Trim: Dick, Trimmer: Jill, Smiles: Rod

Munching: Lynn, Rene

Captain Fred

Looking this way: Big John

Laughing at our party: Judy and Dick

Rod with the nose and nurse Carol

Honorary Crew: Deborah

Almost everyone, Plus party crasher Jorge
Carol, Kelly, Judy , Dick, Jill, Yoshee (Committee) Rod, Fred, Lynn, Jorge, Paul, Carol, Nikk (missing John)

Accept the Challenge-SYC Grand Prix. 1997

These folks have accepted the challenge. They will again. Here's to the next fine year. (BTW: this glass, and three more like it, have sailed around the world with Wings, sitting serenely on the counter-top behind our Starbucks coffee cups, since we received them for competing in the SYC Grand Prix in 1997. How's that for stability?)

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Banderas Bay Regatta Photos

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Boats Circling

We've had a rivalry all year with Olas Lindas and one or the other of us have been in the lead at every event. Not this time.

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The top dogs

Here Olas Lindas and Nuevo Luna match against each other in the BBR. They were the top dogs in the event, with pro sailors and the best sails and equipment, but they came in 3rd and 4th. If you think we were disappointed not to do better, just imagine how they felt.

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J105 Sinfonia Nautica

The J105 shocked everyone with their speed. Not quite a liveaboard but still no one expected them to be so fast. They sailed well and easily won the regatta.

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Dorr Anderson's Bright Star

Sailing a fantastic race, Dorr Anderson's Bright Star crew got second place.

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Trying to go to weather

Wings trying to make the finish line upwind under spinnaker when the jib could not be hoisted. It was only one tenth of a mile but it took us three minutes.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

February in Vallarta

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Vallarta Cup 2017

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Move the sails back

I work out the butterflies in my stomach (yes, I still get them) by making the boat ready. Here we move the sails to the middle of the boat; better for speed.

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Reaching with the kite

The first race we sailed fast. But we were second.

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Now the Symmetrical

The local yacht club committee named this sail, the whomper. Or was it the white one?

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First Leg

In the next race we get serious. We're leading.

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Jibing Ahead of Olas Lindas

We Race 2 we held off Olas until the third leg.

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Circling Before the Start of Race Four

It comes down to race four, and we circle each other warily.

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Approaching Jibe Mark

Action at the jibe mark.

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Clean up and head to windward

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Chasing the Competiton

Olas got by us, but with two legs to go we're just behind by 2 minutes and thirty seconds and gaining. They owe us 5 minutes on this course.

So now there is a gap in the photos. The photo boat broke down, so the excitement of the last beat and the final run must be described by words, not pictures. But I have them in my head. You can read the story.

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Back at the dock

Back at the dock we dry things out.

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The crew gets the overall award.

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Most Valuable Player-Paul

And Paul, our awesome forward hand, gets MVP.

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