I assembled this a few years ago because even I forget some of the boats and events I sailed. Still fond memories; and still making more.
The Panerai Classic Yacht Regatta 2018 concluded yesterday with an overall win for “Siren” a NY 32 owned by Peter Cassidy. We sailed friday, saturday and sunday.
3 days of near perfect weather.
I RACED THIS WEEKEND IN THE CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA, WHICH ALWAYS ATTRACTS ELEGANT BOATS WITH GRACEFUL LINES.
The remark at the end by Robin Knox-Johnson about having crossed the ocean 6 times with one of his crew. I have had the great privilege of having made 5 crossings with Jack Cummiskey, 3 with Larry Huntington. And crossings with so many of the other competitors; being that this was my 9th.
I am 8 years younger than Robin but Perhaps my last? Who knows.
|Rambler crossing Siren|
|still holding off the competition|
|Beavertail, out of time|
My computer went in for repair on Friday. I could not believe how lost I felt without it. Even registering for the “Sail for Hope”, sailed on saturday was done via the internet. There is an expectation that everyone is connected.
The Tropical storm passed and a front filled and brought a strong northerly. Saturday morning the Wind was still fresh from the northwest, however dropping throughout the day.
I sailed with Peter Cassidy on his New York 32 “Siren”. A wonderful boat, built in 1936, and likes a breeze. We did well getting to the north end of Conanicut Island (Jamestown). This northerly was very shifty and dying. The Tide chart indicated that the tide would be flooding until 3:30 pm. That was not what we saw. The time limit ran out for most of the competitors, but it was a wonderful day on the water.