The Log of Indiscipline III
This time CJ was on Endeavor.
Newport - Ensenada Race 2005
|Here is our chronolog of the Newport -
Ensenada Race 2005.
Thursday morning dawn departure from Mission Bay after late night final repairs.
|Ken at the helm for the start of the great adventure.|
|Ken and Jim working hard trimming sails on
the way to Dana Point.
We were able to sail most of the day on this 50+ mile passage.
|Motorsailed the last 10 miles in order to get
to our guest slip in time.
Dana was a welcome sight (as it always is after this trip).
|Friday morning, crew getting ready for the start.|
|Ken at the helm, trying to get to the start line.|
|500 boats in a very small area!|
|Going every which way (this boat looks like they are a competitor!)|
|Pretty classic, ancient mariner. From the pennants, this is their 25th year in the race!|
|The start, under gray skies and pending rain.|
|I was on duty as a lookout.|
|We are off and doing well during the
I took a nap.
|We are on the starboard tack for the leeward mark at full speed.|
|My greatest moment of the race was passing this Catalina 47 under gennaker in afternoon very light air.|
|Friday night sunset saw many boats close reaching for Catalina Island|
|Dinner at sea was grilled steaks and a rice dish prepared before dark when the sea was still calm.|
|Last light of Friday.|
|Jims look of grim determination in the light air.|
|End of the dream, the spinnaker wrap as seen from the cold light of Saturday morning.|
|Insult is added to injury as we can't sail
and can't motor.
But hey, the spinnaker came down!
|Not a happy ending.
But it was a great adventure, not all races are wins, and I was very glad to have done it.
Thanks to all and we'll be back!
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