June 27, 2011

Heart of Gold 2011 shakedown cruise on Narragansett bay

Yesterday I remembered why I do all that work to maintain the boat, when we had our first cruise of the season on Narragansett bay. Beautiful day. We got off to a late start, but caught the end of the Blue Angels performance at the airshow. 6 jets in formation made one pass directly over us, but I couldn't get my camera out quick enough to get a photo of them. (another one that got away.) I did get a few nice shots of this J 22 sailing from Warwick Neck into Greenwich bay. If you happen to know the owner, I am happy to share the photos.


slide show is here.

June 16, 2011

J Class Racing in Newport today Ranger vs. VELSHEDA

I took a day out of work today to take advantage of the weather to get my boat ready for launching next week. Sanded the bottom this morning, painted the bottom in the late afternoon/evening. In between I took a quick drive down to Fort Adams in Newport and snapped a few photos of the race. Traffic getting to and from Newport was heavy, but it was worth the ride. I arrived just as the boats approached Ft. Adams coming downwind to the Gybe mark. i didn't stay for the upwind leg, but Ranger (sail number J 5) bested VELSHEDA (sail number JK 7) finishing clear ahead by 79 seconds, but only by 1 second on corrected time.


June 11, 2011

At Ease of Aquinnah MA - seen at the Anchorage

These pretty 29s were photographed June 10 at the Anchorage in Warren RI, home of Dyer boats.

June 09, 2011

Not a good night to be on the water

Look what rolled through here at 6 PM Thursday night. The first few minutes were intense, after that the wind calmed down pretty quickly, but the thunder and lightning lasted a while with some strikes close to home.