This was our third Newport
Bermuda Race. Once again, Double Handed.
There were 26 boats in our Division, and we ended up
10th. Not exactly what we WANTED, but good enough
in the end. I didn't take too many photos, but I
did put together a video. Have a look!
It was a challenging, but
in the end a little disappointing race for the ESMERALDE
gang. We were doing very well for the first four
days, hanging right at the front of our division with
the fast guys. Then, after we exited the gulf
stream exactly where we planned to be, we ran smack into
a two-knot counter-current that all but stopped us dead.
The rest of our division leaders, about 10 miles east of
us, saw no current or even some favorable current.
They flew, and left us in the proverbial dust. We
ended up 7th in our class of 12 boats, and 10th in our
division of 26 boats.
is the start of the double-handed division of the 2010
Newport Bermuda Race. Light air, beautiful day.
Esmeralde hit the line in clear air with speed on.
Great job, Dorsey!
Left is a shot of what the
first afternoon of sailing was all about.
Beautiful day, great breeze that wandered between 8 and
12 knots true. You can see some competitors from
other classes up on the horizon.
On the right, Bruce is
hanging out on the windward rail. This was
probably the ONLY time during the race that he was on
the rail! But
it made for a good photo op, so why not...?
is the view from the cockpit, at the docks at the Royal
Bermuda Yacht Club. Great scene, as usual.
We arrived at about 2:00 am and it was quite a project
bringing the boat in in the dark, with just two of us
aboard. Fortunately, good, capable hands were on the
docks to help.
Dorsey and Bruce relax after a good long sleep!