Thursday, June 28, 2007

Mid-season Escapade

Tonight after the race was the annual Milford Boat Works party, which was fun. Here's Joyce with her nephew Derek.

Yes, Joyce is that much shorter than he is.

And last Saturday a big helicopter buzzed us in Milford Harbor, taking a couple of turns around the area before flying off. Look at that sky!

Monday, June 25, 2007

First weekend in PJ this season

Saturday was a tad breezy, and the chop managed to get the better of John's dinghy "Stormfront". But watch the video; all turns out well.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

A fun race under a dramatic sky

Tonight we raced in variable condition, from sunny and 8 kts. from the east, through 12 kts. from the west with a few showers, and we finished with 20-25 kts. out of the northwest.

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A shower dodges the fleet and passes to the west

J.R., Joyce and Janal

Lee appropriately holds down the lee rail

This boat looks as if it's about to be swallowed by a storm cloud

Joyce and her nephew Derek after the race ended

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Woman at the Helm Race I


Tonight was the first of the three races of the "Woman at the Helm" series. The fleet was large, with about nine boats competing. The wind was light, around 5-10 kts most of the race. Not our ideal conditions, but we did pretty good when the breeze was up to around 6-7 kts.

Joyce did really good tonight, and the light winds helped her not be too nervous. Crew was Janal, J.R., nephew Derek, and me.

The mellow conditions allowed me to shoot a lot of video (with that crappy camera again) and I put together a little video in honor of the ladies who raced tonight. Keeping up with my trend of using cheesy 80's music for my videos, you'll immediately "get" the choice. Enjoy!


1 Secret
2 Caliente
3 Schock Therapy
4 Savage
5 Spirit
6 Paikea
7 Full Tilt
8 Black Hawk
9 Tippecanoe
10 Backstep DNF

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Race committee video

Since I shoot this with my digital camera, I get a lot of data loss when I convert it. I'll start shooting some video with my mini-DV camcorder sometime soon, which'll be a lot better looking.

Meanwhile, enjoy!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Race Committee night

We were asked to fill in for an open RC date on the calander, so we didn't race tonight. But we had a fun race anyway. I shot some video, and I'll have it up early next week.

Joyce and her nephew Derek steer us up the channel.