Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.--Ernest Benn

Friday, October 29, 2010

Go Giants!!!

This life-long Dodger fan is now a balls-out Giants rooter, just like he was the same for the Yankees last week. The last two nights were like back-to-back Christmas eves!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Final Mid-Week Twilight Race for 2010

Finally got around to race for an hour on Wednesday in my venue's newest one-design class, the Harbor-20.

It was a light wind after the storm but the surge was still left over. Happily, the rollers left over from the storm were overlaid by a fairly steady 5-knot breeze.

This was to be the last midweek twilight race of the year due to the shortening of days, so the race was just a couple of reaching legs. 

We had the second-best start, and the best 1st leg. So in this six-boat fleet we did well. In fact, we couldn't have done better. Featured is my ex-mainsheet trimmer's boat Fleur du Lis, in 2nd place.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Dog's Best Friend Is a .....

It turns out this video is two years old. Dudn't matter. I just got it in my mail and I think it kicks ass:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Velux 5 Oceans - 1st Leg

I'm racing this! Virtually, That is!
Here's the real race.
Here's the Virtual Race:

There are roughly 20,000 virtual skippers racing. I'm in 6,083rd at the moment, and falling back precipitously. Don't have the old fire in the belly, I guess. Too much going on in my real life!

This (to the right) is the latest shot taken a few minutes ago at 06:20 on 19-Oct.

I have moved up overnight into three digits (624th). Open Container III is featured as the large blue boat at the bottom of the screen. 

Belladonna is the black yacht which has just flopped over on to starboard gybe in the upper right hand corner.

Gilliano is the black yacht in the left hand corner, close to the line
that represents great circle route to the finish line.

I have passed Belladona as result of having gifted myself of extra electronics and better sails.

I have passed Gilliano as a result of better sailing.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Back-to-Back Bullets in the Fall Series?

You have to like those numbers: Yesterday's date was 10-10-10!
That's what happens when you have the hard core crew aboard and a steady 20-knot wind. Well, actually, when you know how & where to look for those 20 knots! We discovered the wind tunnel Sunday.