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Happy St. Paddy’s Day (race)

Quick update and some eye-candy (photos)… We ended up doing an impromptu race this past weekend that wasn’t originally on the calendar.  It was one more opportunity to practice that we couldn’t pass up.  This was the GBCA St. Patricks Day Regatta.  47 boats.  Pursuit start again.  Shearwater started last, …

War Pony aka Punishment Pony

Pacific Cup Academy #3

This past weekend Chris & I spent some time in the SF Bay area.  Our primary reason for being there was the Pacific Cup Academy taking place at Richmond Yacht Club.  We also secured moorage for the 2 months leading up to Pac Cup at the host Richmond Yacht Club …

Shearwater, just after the start.

Winter Racing

It’s been a gorgeous January in Texas, giving us some great sailing and racing on Galveston Bay.  Right after the New Year, Galveston Bay Cruising Associations (GBCA) hosts an informal Icicle Series on Galveston Bay.  The race is a reverse start by PHRF rating.  60-70 boats have turned out each …

The orange Orion smoke flares didn't work too badly, but they were still hard to light.

Safety at Sea – Lessons Learned

Last weekend Chris & I attended a two-day Safety at Sea Seminar hosted by the San Francisco Yacht Club in beautiful Tiburon, CA. The course is accredited by US Sailing and is a requirement for Double-Handed crews entered in Pacific Cup next year (or 30% of the members of a …

A4, doing what it was meant to do.

Harvest Moon Regatta

A week ago last Thursday was the annual Harvest Moon Regatta from Galveston to Port Aransas (150 miles).  As far as I can tell this is the biggest regatta in Texas with over 170 entrants this year.  For us, it was fine preparation for Pacific Cup.  An opportunity to actually …