VJ & I were sailing from Cuttyhunk to Newport on Friday afternoon and our course took us just outside and parallel to one of the early legs of the Ida Lewis 2010 Distance race, a reach from Brenton Point to the "SR"MoA Whistle, south of Sachuest Point. I was able to photograph many of the boats making their way downwind as we sailed past. The course was shortened from 177 to 122 miles due to light winds. We anchored overnight in Newport and were awakened multiple times before first light on Saturday morning by the horn as leaders finished. Once daylight broke, I emerged with my camera and photographed many of the finishers. Here are a few samples. Many more are on Flickr.
On Saturday, August 7th at 11:00AM, the large construction barge from the New Bridge Project will be moved down the Barrington Harbor. The process should take only take 30 minutes once the Tugs get underway. The Harbor Patrol will be monitoring Ch12 and all harbor traffic will be stopped. Both BYC launch service and fueling operations will be shut down during the transit.