New cushions for guests to lounge on. Thanks to ABC in Florida for an excellent job.
Chili Pepper looking better than ever. Brand new sail for the season, thanks to Fraito at Quantum Sails in Ponce at Ponce Sailing Center.
GoPro Camera now available to capture all sailing footage.
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…
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.
Season officially kicked off today with a morning and sunset sail. Passing showers here and there, but how great to be out sailing.
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.