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Bar Buoy Race 1

Bar Buoy Race 1

These are Gil's shots taken while we were racing last night and show the fleet BEHIND us..lol!! This is an annual race run down the Strangford Narrows and is the greatest fun. It is started on a spring ebb tide which runs at 8 knots and before the start the whole fleet sails the wrong way as hard as they can against the tide to try and stay on the pre start side of the line until the start gun - if the wind drops they just get carried backwards over the line ...Lol!! As the gun goes every one turns and goes with the tide.



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Date: Fri July 18, 2008
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I'm glad you're ahead of them!! Better than heading the wrong way. Excellent shot, my friend.
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#1 Fri July 18, 2008 7:47pm

Thanks Amanda - we were ahead - our tactician knows how to play the tide - great fun. Viv
#2 Fri July 18, 2008 7:55pm

Way to fo Gil!!!! Looking good my friend....
~In His Love~ Maggi D
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
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#3 Fri July 18, 2008 8:11pm

Nigel C Young
It's great to have fun. Good to see you're enjoying yourselves. Thumbs Up!
#4 Fri July 18, 2008 9:04pm

Looks like a great day out Viv, especially since you got to look back and see them all chasing.....it looks cool, but the boats are all fairly upright so the breeze must have been pleasant......SmileAlan
#5 Fri July 18, 2008 9:55pm

Lol!! Thanks Maggi, Nigel and Alan - it was fun! Yes Alan it was what we call a light airs race but the tide is so strong here that it creates an apparent wind. I did not get to look back - my eyes were glued to the sails. Viv
#6 Fri July 18, 2008 10:08pm

Beautiful shot!
#7 Sat July 19, 2008 1:26pm

Looks like great fun, Gill takes nice shots! May the wind be always where you want it! Wink Daenna
#8 Sat July 19, 2008 4:14pm

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