Sunday 23 March 2014

Bandaras Bay Regatta 2014

In this year's Bandaras Bay Regatta I was fortunate enough to be invited on Shindig.  Rob and Nancy have so good to the Fluenta crew and it was an absolute pleasure to sail with them.  Super calm and competent with amazing hospitality.  Also was very nice to handily win our class as well as the costume parade (Nancy was playing live music on the foredeck while Dan and I served the elder couple oysters and wine - quite a nice shindig ...).

Not a lot of photos but some of the first from my new toy: a Go Pro ...

The Light Air Day

In Front

Picture from Latitude 38 as we cross the finish line

One of the uniform shirts !

Quite a Shindig

Quite a Shindig II

Father and Son Mazatlan Delivery

A bit behind in our blog updates ... better late than never.

A few weeks after Benjamin's birth, Johnathan and I headed back to Mazatlan by bus.  We had a fun trip up and then spent a very long day the next day preparing the boat for the passage to La Cruz.  Our neighbours on the Fonatur dock were impressed (as was I) by the hard work from Johnathan to help me empty the storage locker and prep Fluenta for sea.  Later that day our friend Keith from Sayulita arrived also by bus.  The next morning after a few extra trips up the mast we were on our way.

We had a great sail and Johnathan had a chance to have his own watch as did Keith who never spent more than a few hours on sailboat before.  Both did very well.

A few photos:

Johnathan steering a compass course

Damn Steaming Light

Sunrise - Sun coming up and the full moon was setting on the other side.