We docked in Portsmouth, Virginia yesterday just after noon, after racing for nearly twenty-four hours down the Chesapeake Bay. What an exciting race this was. Captain Rob's schooner, Windfall, handled exceptionally well in favorable winds that pushed her along at what we considered breakneck speeds (in the middle of the Bay with winds at 15 - 25 mph the Windfall fairly tore down to Portsmouth). We won't know the results of the race until later today (the race committee uses a complicated formula to determine handicaps), but we all feel great about our performance.
I'll be back home in several days, and hope to have photos to share then. As much fun as this trip has been, though, it will be good to be back home on Ocracoke. Look for more posts early next week.