Saturday, October 18, 2008

Race's End

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.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Congratulations. It must be exhilarating to step back in time and transcend the nuanced life of 21st century man and live the life of an 18th century sailor sort of for but a week or two. No doubt it puts a new perspective of the minor inconveniences of every day life standing in line being on hold sitting in a waiting room enduring commercial breaks while watching television waiting for dinner to be served in a restaurant waiting for a green light oll the times we a not doing something adrenalin coursing through our veins but out on the high seas come what may roll with the punches you all may lose you lunches