wednesday night racing.
sailing under penniless’ spinnaker at sunset :: wednesday night races – st. michaels, md.
last week i had the awesome opportunity to join the incomparable janet buck and her crew aboard the sailboat penniless for the first wednesday night race of the year in st. michaels! i’ve been looking forward to checking out the races and was beyond thrilled to view the action from one of the competing boats!
the crew departed out of higgins yacht yard with a new sail and great energy. the weather was gorgeous and the wind was mellow – perfect for my maiden voyage on a legit sailboat!
and best of all penniless finished 2nd in their class! woo! (race results HERE).
2nd place = happy skipper!
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friday night races :: oxford, md :: 050710
friday night racing.
the view from zoo’s cabin :: friday night races – oxford, md.
talk about a racing week! on friday evening i headed over to oxford and jumped aboard the race boat zoo!
unlike wednesday’s race, it was wildly windy and i took serious refuge in the cabin while the crew kept crazy busy on deck. we whipped around the course and i snapped away while trying to maintain balance and keep myself together! i even shot a few seconds of video before we keeled over and i was doused with spray! talk about exciting! in retrospect it was a fun experience, and the crew was amazing – i’m in complete awe of their dexterity and nimbleness on such a wild ride!
the zoo crew!
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wednesday night races :: st. michaels, md :: 050510
rough waters make for good stories.
friday night races in oxford seen from the cabin of Zoo, my refuge from the wild winds.
sailing under the spinnaker at sunset :: st. michaels wednesday night races.