Monday, July 17, 2006

Port Jeff R&R Photos

Full Tilt was race committee for the start of annual Port Jefferson Race & Rendezvous this weekened. The race goes from the bell buoy at Charles Island to the Mt. Misery green can across the Sound, a distance of about 11 miles. Joyce had to work this weekend, so I went with crew Erich and Lauren.

Usually this takes about 2 to 3 hours if there's a breeze. This year, only 2 boats out of roughly 20 starters managed to finish ("En Charette" and "Defiant", I think), somewhere around six hours after their start! Yeah, it was a very light wind day. "Mystique" got tangled up in our anchor line, which made for a little excitement, but we didn't think to get pictures of the collision. Here's some starting shots:

Here's crew Erich, posing in front of the famous palm tree. We ended up motoring over to Long Island, arriving hours before the first racers dropped out and turned on their motors. The temps were in the 90's, which made the swimming very satisfying.

On the beach as the party gets rolling.

The torches and Cyalumes made for a cool photo in the dark.

Shiela from "Pegasus" enjoys the party.

Crew Erich and Lauren. This was only the third time Lauren had been sailing.

Of course, I can't resist a picture of the skipper.

The next day it was record hot and nearly windless. After I dove on the boat to clean the bottom, we took a dinghy tour and got underway around noon. Again, lack of any wind made us have to motor, although the wind finally piped up about a mile south of Charles Island, but by that time we were so sun-soaked that we decided to simply get home and unload the boat.


At 8/10/2006 9:56 AM, Anonymous sue said...

Hey nice job on the primary! Glad to finally connect with locals off the national blogs.
I used to live on a 36-foot columbia on Lake Erie. If you ever need a crew member, I might be able to find my sealegs again.

At 8/18/2006 7:02 AM, Blogger CT Bob said...

Hi Sue; sorry I didn't reply to this, I didn't see it until now. Which Sue are you? I've met three in the last month!


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