Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Brain fart


Apparently India just recognized dolphins as non human persons.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Summer Palace latest adventures

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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?

Tacking


Serge helping the boat achieve optimal heel

Heading out




Yay!


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

Projects:

  • 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


Midwinters

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