Sunday, March 13, 2016

Raft Up

A new fun race was added to the list of sailing club events, all a part of March Madness. This race included a raft up as the finish 'line', meaning you finished when your anchor line hit the bottom or you tied up your lines to the boat next to you. Only about 6 boats completed the whole course since it started at 3 PM and the raft up was for sunset cocktails (some of the boats don't have running lights so they needed to be back to their docks and moorings before dark).

What a beautiful sunset though...

Dave and I were going to sail our daysailer Suja along with Jim and Sharon in their newly purchased daysailer, but the winds were too high. Jim and Sharon did go out and start the race but had to turn around when it got too rough. They later joined the raft up in their inflatable, as did I in our skiff.

Instead of taking out Suja, Dave had his first chance to sail on the very fast J80 Grumpy Ole Men (I think the ladies need their own race boat named Bitchy Ole Biddies!). They even flew the spinnaker for the first time. Yes, that is Dave with a beer in his hand...a rare occurrence.

He said that it was so much different than sailing the Abaco Rage, Talk about opposite types of boats! He'll be back out on the Rage on Wednesday though.

It's all about diversity.

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