Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Brain fart

Apparently India just recognized dolphins as non human persons.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Summer Palace latest adventures


Trying a spinnaker

Elise went out yesterday as we needed to try one of her new spinnakers, part of the sail inventory for the Transpac, and a gift from the Wile E Coyote team.

Thibaud rediscovering lines

Thibaud looking anxious. Does this boat really float?

Who's driving?


Serge helping the boat achieve optimal heel

Heading out


Practicing man overboard with Will the White Fender

Which way is left again?

Looking pretty good

Flying the kite == beer time when you are full crew.

Very very light air but the boat kept moving the entire time...

To a great day!! Rum and Coke!

Gybing in light air...trying to desperately keep the kite full

practicing man overboard with Bob the Blue Fender

Picking up Bob

Photos courtesy of Serge

Work on Elise

Photo courtesy of Serge

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Boat Work - November 2013

Photos courtesy of Serge


  • New wood work around hatch

  • Cleaning of cooler

  • Fixing a hole in fiberglass/cabin top before rain hits (with epoxy b/c of core and 5200 up top to make it white and smooth)

  • Toasting w/ Elise

Admiring the girl

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Boat Work

Serge making Elise pretty

Tide current

Working on some new wooden planks!

Boat Work

Rinsing Frog

Elise's new hatchboards


Good upwind speed; good tactics, light air challenges (you may end up in the wrong part of the course at the wrong time), good team work. Focused.

But more importantly, excellent post race drinks!

Mike and his magic blender

Leftovers from lunch

Getting the Pina Colada ready

Nathan preparing for the drink

Learn from the master