Juicy tidbits and blogbits about boats
A Tale of Two Seas – which one would you rather be in?
Ah! Now that the Vic Maui 2010 race is over, the boys are talking about redemption and perseverance, as if another Vic Maui race at 2012. Wake up Guys!
Desolation Sound, one of the most beautiful places on earth is just at our backyard. You don’t have to go far. Paradise is here!
Ah, these private and secluded warm pools at Tenedos Bay are so refreshing on a hot summer day. Perfect little spot for bathing. This could easily compete with any warm tropical place. Surprisingly, not many people know about this spot.
Terry Reid, crew of Delicate Balance was at the Vic Maui Celebration/Wrap Up Party on May 24 and received a participation trophy on behalf of the racing yacht Delicate Balance. Terry reports”It was very nice to have that kind of support and companionship. At the wrap up party it felt like we were all successful for just taking on the challenge and testing our strength of character”.
Shown on photo is Carole Cote, greeting party organizer for Delicate Balance presenting a plaque to Terry Reid who receives the award of behalf of Captain Pierre Cote. Every participant at the Vic Maui 2010 race received a plaque for participating which are very sharp looking with a replica of your exact boat on it.
There’s a long checklist of things to look out for when transporting a sailboat by truck.
1. Make certain that all Mast Poles are un-stepped and de-rigged.
2. All cables and spreaders should be bound or taped to the pole.
3. ALL rigging, winches, wind indicators, and running lights must be removed from the mast.
4. The strongest side of the mast should be left “clean” to rest on the trailer.
5. Poles should be wrapped with carpets to avoid chafing.
DB crew lovingly dismantled the cables, riggings, spreaders, instruments from the mast before handling over the demasting job to the professionals, who made the work seem effortless. Once the mast is unstepped and de-rigged, then it is put in a sling ready to be laid on a boat cradle.
This baby will get special care all the way home. The captain and the first mate will drive in a pilot car and personally escort Delicate Balance all the way home.
We – the Delicate Balance Fans Club sends our best wishes to all the sailors, crew, race committee and their friends at the Vic Maui Race 2010 party in Lahaina. We will not be at the Celebration Party, but one of our crew Terry Reid will be there on our behalf. We all shared in the DRAMA and the EXCITEMENT, and this is something we will never forget. We are looking forward to hearing more stories from the Delicate Balance crew members after they’re fully rested.
Sunny moment on Delicate Balance on route to San Francisco. The waves remain big.
Congratulations to Terremoto! Scott Burbank’s Riptide 35 Terremoto! crossed the finish line at 22:30:49 HST on July 14 to earn Vic-Maui 2010 line honors with an elapsed time of 11d:15h:20m:49s. The fastest elapsed time since 2002.
Terremoto’s crew – first to finish. (photo from vicmaui.org)
Kinetic – four father & son teams and a nephew – second to cross the finish line, but won first place on corrected time. (photo from vicmaui.org)