Last Man Standing
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Well, thought I'd tee up the old BFS thread in preparation for what is sure to be my second BFS this year. The Harvest Moon Regatta is a race from Galveston to Port Aransas - about 150 miles - and is one of the biggest off-shore races around with typically over 200 boats racing. I'll be doing the race and the return - so another 300+ offshore miles on the CV!
I just got back in from a great check sail on the boat I'll be crewing on. It's a beautiful Pearson 365 Ketch. Big and heavy, but fun to sail. It was blowing 25+ today on the bay and we had a double reefed main and full 140 genny flying. While I was helming we got our best speed of the day (of course) at 8 knots.
The best thing is our crew includes two young hotties who have an affinity for hard sailing and yoga pants. So it's all good.
Race starts next Thursday. I'll do the write up the following week after I sober up.
This big sailing stuff just doesn't get old!
(PS - I think it's time for me to get some sponsors.)
S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
Last edited by smackdaddy; 10-08-2011 at 10:49 PM.