the Chesapeake Bay Wayfarer Cruise 2007
Crisfield - Smith Is. - Tangier Is. - Watts Is. - Crisfield
Friday 1 June - 4
photos mostly by Alan Asselstine and Uncle Al
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It was a delight to sail on this day - which reminds me of the psychological scale in the Dinghy Sailor's Beaufort Scale which I saw posted in Vallensbæk, Denmark during the 1989 Worlds. It's worth a quick look at any time. Anyway, when Alan saw me perched just off his bow with my camera in hand, he decided that it was time for ...
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... duelling ...
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... cameras.
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Note how the Nutshell boom is vanged to keep it more or less at right angles to the mast for this broad reach,
a position that will keep the main from twisting off too much.
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Poor Hans is having to do all the work while Uncle Al poses for Alan's camera.
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But enough of this foolishness!!! Note how, in these "hull speed" conditions, the two reefed boats ...
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... André (3098) and Tony (4105) are having no trouble staying in front of us since ...
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... they, too, are likely ...
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... doing hull speed.
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Richard Watterson is in concentration mode, as ...
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... he and Alan reach open water and ... - click here to see full-size pic
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... leave Tangier ... - click here to see full-size pic
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... astern. - click here to see full-size pic
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Tony and Mary hit a bit of a lull, as do ...
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... André and Roger. But never fear ...
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... Richard and Alan are bringing a fresh puff with them from astern.
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The total relaxation is about to end as we reach the last channel marker, and head up to ...
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... start our close reach towards ...
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... the south end of Watts Island, easily visible off Tony's port bow. No GPS required here!!
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