Classic Regatta 14th-19th
17 April 2011 | Atlantic Ocean WINDWARD MARK!
We were invited on our new friend's 'cat', Kuhala, along with 10 or so others to watch the race way out at the windward mark! This sure beats hiking up the mountain, in the heat, carrying tp, water, sunscreen, towels, lunch, chairs, bug spray...you get the idea and everybody who had already done this said it was HOT!
What a spectacular day! The photography that was going on today was over the top! I shot almost 500 photos, and Lauren said she shot 1,800 with her Nikon and zoom lens! I got a ton of amazing shots of these incredibly gorgeous machines with my Canon, too scared to bring my new Nikon out here on the water!
What a treat! Thank you so much Kuhala, that was awesome taking us all out to the windward mark for this magnificent display of incredibly beautiful boat designs. The classes were: Traditional: fishing or cargo vessels built or converted to sail; Vintage: yachts with a full keel in original condition designed and launched before WWII; Classic: yachts with a full keel designed and launched after WWII; Classic GRP: fibreglass boats with long keels and descendants of wood boat design; Spirit of Tradition: Yachts built recently using modern methods and design, but retaining the original grace and style of the old classics. Last but not least is the Tall Ship class: Sail training and passenger vessels.
Truly a gift to be able to see these majestic boats in action with so many crew that it had to take months to train for this event! Remarkable!
Thanks so very much Kuhala, Lin and Harry, you are a class act yourselves!
Now you try picking just one of these beauties or a bunch...hopefully I'll get a chance to set up a photo album on this site for you to see the Classic Regatta or a lot of it anyway!