The first race day04/15/2010
The race committee fit in two race today. We had lunch at Lincoln park between races, with all the other racers. We thought that the other exact copy of our boat didn't make it, but she did, and she beat us in the second race. My favorite part was in the first race when we flew the spinnaker and sailed into the narrow bay. A spinnaker is a big sail for downwind. Our spinnaker is yellow and blue.
The catch of the lizard04/13/2010
I caught a lizard today. I found it on a palm tree. It was a small black lizard that can move realy fast, and it had mysterious flanges on it's sides.
The exciting sail04/13/2010
The wind was perfect, not to strong not to light. We went up and down the bay more than eight times. We saw other trimarans also practicing. Daddy would not let us head in until we did a perfect leeward mark rounding. That is where you take the spinnaker down and head back upwind. My jobs were outhaul, and helping Ben get the spinnaker down and sitting on it to stop it blowing away.
The relaxing day04/12/2010
We went sailing with our crew, Keith and Ben, and Julia came too. The wind started off pretty light, but then it picked up to around 14 knots. We sailed windward-leewards, and we put the spinnaker up six times, and practiced rounding marks. When we got home I ate a whole entire pizza. Dad and I went swimming in the swimming pool and we did races. I beat daddy every single time (on corrected time!)
After a week of relaxing, fishing and catching all kinds of things that live in the sea, we are now switching to race mode. Peter is taking over blog duty:
The catch of the turtle04/08/2010
I caught a brand new turtle that was only like one month old. When I first saw the title I thought it was a plastic toy turtle. But when I caught him he was moving and tried to swim though the net. He had cool designs on his shell and he was very little. His name is Turtle. After daddy took some pictures we let him go.
Yesterday morning I caught some hermit crabs at the beach. I put them in a bucket and we took them sailing. I think the crabs enjoyed sailing. Later we went to the airport and met Mama and Peter. And then we had dinner and I had crab legs, steamed and dipped in butter.
Florida blog, by Danny04/03/2010
it took a long time to get boat ready, and I wanted to go to the beach. At last we were ready, and we set off. I steered the boat...
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