Saturday, May 30, 2009

505 Heading in after the Race

A 505 returns to the beach after the Wickford Regatta.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Volvo Start Video

Here's some footage from the start of the Volvo Ocean race in Boston -- you can see the arriving ship that disrupted the start. Also has a nice shot of the Puma foiler moth. This was taken by Maia and Cal.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Another Volvo Start Photo

Puma is leading Ericsson 3 and 4 at the Volvo start in Boston. Most of the fleet completed the race to Galway, Ireland in less than 8 days, despite having to sail extra miles to avoid the right whale and iceberg exclusion zones.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Volvo Start Boston

This photo of Green Dragon and Puma at the start of the race from Boston to Galway Ireland was taken by Sailscape correspondent Maia Pilzer.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

International 14

Here's an International 14 at the Wickford Regatta almost ready to head out. The unusual rudder with perpendicular hydrofoil has to be mounted in deep water.

To learn more about the class, link here. And to see the unusual foils, link here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wickford Regatta

Last sailed in 1980, the Wickford Regatta has been resurrected by former Olympic coach Skip Whyte and the Wickford Yacht Club. Classes racing are the International 420, 505, International 14 and Laser. Next year the A Class cats will be included if they don't have another major event conflict.

Link here to learn more about the event.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Spring Training on the Bay

The local high school team practices on the bay regularly now even though the water is still pretty cold.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Cruiser returns from the Bay

A few more cruising boats are venturing out of the harbor for their early spring test sails. Soon the harbors will be full of boats on moorings.