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August 25, 2012 / M.E.

Wednesday Night Races

Since I’m so far behind on my posts, I’ve decided that I’ll try a different blogging method. Each day I’ll try to post a picture, comment or something just so you can follow along on our adventure.

So we arrived in Baltimore, Maryland on Wednesday night just in time for the Wednesday Night Sail Races. We docked our boat at the marina that we will be keeping our boat at while we are on our road trip up North. The owner of the marina, Phil, invited us to go out on his boat for the race.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the sailing world, Wednesdays in the summertime are a pretty big day in the sailing community. Almost anywhere you go on the waterfront, sailing and yacht clubs host the Wednesday night sail races. Boats line up at an imaginary line that is usually marked with a marker. A committee boat displays a sign that signifies which pre-determined course participants should take for the race. The committee boat blows a horn for the start of the race and the boats are off!

In our case, the boats didn’t really go anywhere as there wasn’t much wind. We made the most of it though and after about two hours and plenty of tacking back and forth, we crossed the imaginary finish line in 2nd place. On our way out to the races, I took this great shot of Matt doing his favorite thing in the world…sailing!

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  1. island traveler / Aug 26 2012 3:57 am

    Amazing post! Great capture of the sea and the moment.

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