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Jan

09th

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The Chase in San Juan Bay

Chasing down the brigantine SSV Corwith Cramer leaving the port of San Juan. This a teaching vessel, SEA semester at sea.  Fast, but not that fast…

In our sights

In our sights

Catching up

Catching up

Gotcha.  Time to slow down to get a good look.

Gotcha. Time to slow down to get a good look.

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Dec

07th

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Great Urban Race – Tie a Bowline with a Blindfold

The Great Urban Race – Chili Pepper was a secret location in the Great Urban Race.  The final round or elite 8 had to decipher a puzzle to find the boat, then tie a bowline with a blindfold.  Easy if you are a sailor, not so easy otherwise. Two teams did it in seconds (sailor and firefighter), most teams completed with partner instruction, and one team could not finish the task.

These guys were good

These guys were good

 

Great teamwork by these two, the dockside smartphone sure helped.

Great teamwork by these two, the dockside smartphone sure helped.

Is that knot secure?

Is that knot secure?

One team stuck, the other off to the next secret location.

One team stuck, the other off to the next secret location.

The other team didn't have time to help out the struggling team, but they gave it their all.

The other team didn’t have time to help out the struggling team, but they gave it their all.

Thanks for the help the friendly volunteers
Thanks for the help the friendly volunteers

 

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Nov

12th

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Trip from St Thomas to San Juan

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Nov

12th

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The Racing Days

Back in the racing days, Uncle Sam had a pretty solid reputation for winning.  I walked into Custom Sail and Canvas in Red Hook and saw pictures of Uncle Sam in action.  Sam, the previous owner, was pretty intent on winning and pushed the boat hard.  As everyone has said, she loves wind and chop and really moves.

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