mercredi 25 novembre 2009
samedi 31 octobre 2009
lundi 19 octobre 2009
So the kids and I went for a little sail at Seabrook. We did very well going north, upwind in the bay. We sailed side by side with a Sunfish, Pol was steering Kerness, following the Sunfish ahead of us. Then Pol wanted to follow a much bigger blue sail boat, I imagine she was around 50 ft. We almost beat her in the calm, but the wind pick up again and we were left behind. Joël was affraid to have Pol steering with the brise coming, so I took back the control bar at this point. At some distance the Sunfish had capsized, so we turned around to see if some assistance was required. Arriving on location, the Sunfish was back up right with the upper portion of her sail covered with sticky mud, that the mast had dragged from the bottom. Both sailors were safely back on board, so we continued our way toward the coast. Then we turned again and headed back to Seabrook, downwind and surfing. The Sunfish was going faster than us in those conditions...
On arrival, Joël took the camera and got a couple pictures...
mercredi 15 juillet 2009
jeudi 25 juin 2009
dimanche 21 juin 2009
The story of John (many lessons to learn there): http://www.wwpotterowners.com/JohnTurpin3.html
Some pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39529531@N07/3633516849/in/photostream/
The story of Tom (lessons learn): http://www.texas200.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=388
The story of Cathy and Meredith (really funny story about a fisherman): http://www.texas200.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=395
The story of Laurent (incredible story): http://groups.yahoo.com/group/proa_file/message/23308
More pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39499367@N06/3632853564/in/set-72157619827294520/
And more pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/17493676@N03/3095185098/in/photostream/
Pictures and story: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27708975@N02/3625694457/in/set-72157619656591605/
About PDR: http://waderweb.com/events/090608_tx200/index.htm
samedi 13 juin 2009
Kerness ready for the night at the first stop, at the end of the land cut.
Kerness moored at Corpus Christi Yacht Club after the second day.
Begining of the 3rd day, leaving CPYC, before the Corpus bridge. Very strong winds, up to 30 knots according to weather forecasts are heading in our direction. This is one of the last pictures I have, my camera decided the conditions where too difficult to work thereafter.