Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bahamian Sloop Sailing

Got some action shots of the regatta yesterday.  I honestly don't think you could have ordered a more perfect day for sailing.  Steady breeze, flat seas, blue skies, and an abundance of sunshine.  It was one of those days where I had to pinch myself more than usual - it was that beautiful.  I am so in love with the Bahamas; the water, the people...I honestly wonder if it gets much better than this?  It's like life in technicolor down here.

Getting these great pictures, however, nearly came at a price.  As I was snapping away with our dinghy bobbing at idle, we were nearly run down by a chase boat.  There have been lots of warnings for cruisers to be extra vigilant when in our dinghies or swimming this week because the Bahamian chase boats are not always looking where they are going (and are often under the influence) and it wasn't until I jumped up to a standing position and began frantically waving my hands over my head screaming "Hey!! Hey!! Look where you are going!!" that they finally saw us and veered off the collision course.  My adrenaline was pumping for a solid hour afterwards.  Pretty scary.

Anyway, everything worked out and we managed to get some halfway decent photos despite being in a dinghy bouncing up and down.  Can you say "sail area"?  How magnificent are these boats?  And the water?  I mean, come ON!








4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe an air horn can would be handy thing to have on such a day.

Patrick Kiel said...

Yeah, I don't think it gets much better than that. Beautiful photos! Can't wait until I am older and go cruising.

Tasha Hacker said...

Awesome. Just awesome. :-)

GONDOLIERE AMERICANI said...

I will be out there next weekend sat night so gonna miss the race. One of my buckets is to go sailing in one and possibly ship one to California. Did you see any way to rent abridge on one?

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