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The Party’s Over

The party’s over. Time to strike the set, take down holiday decorations and move on. Indeed the big slug of mega yachts that apparently was in for the start of the Trans-Atlantic Race have been filtering out of Newport Harbor all week. And so will we – off to Maine. It has been a pleasant return to our old haunt and should be so in Maine. Three Jamestown boating colleagues will be up there as well and perhaps one from farther south. The weather wants to make our sense of anticipation authentically Mainiac. A big slug of fog is currently hanging over us.

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Saftety Drills – Really

A scene that will be repeated many times this summer in junior sailing programs all over the place: postgraduate rug rats learning to sail. Part of the process is to learn to get back in one’s boat should there be a man overboard. They can’t just fall out. They must launch themselves and it gets really interesting when the guys know a camera is on them. What can I say? It’s summer – they’re kids – so much fun.

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They Also Serve

. . . who just hang at the dock and wait for someone to show up. It’s before dawn on a Saturday morning on a long holiday weekend. Superb weather must have weekend warriors really psyched for a couple grand days on the water. Fishermen, both commercial and pleasure, are already out. But not these big guys. Their owners operate according to Circadian rhythms of a different world. So they just sit and wait. And that’s a good deal for me as it has taken a week of watching and waiting for the light and water conditions to be just right for this shot.

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