Anniversary Cup 8: The last few miles
Black Magic, shown at left on starboard, heads west to round mark 16 and avoid shallow water while the Black Swan and Kachina run under spinnaker down to mark 10, the final turning mark of the regatta. Flukey conditions kept Black Magic from closing the distance any more as she approached mark 10, but her crew still enjoyed a great regatta.
C&C 30 LunaC romps into the main body of the lake after leaving the Long Point channel behind.
Devotees of water-ballast Hunter 26 trailerable sailboats just might appreciate these pictures.
The Hunter, with other boats in the background.
The Hunter in foreground, with the C&C 30 LunaC in background at right.
The Hunter on a diamond-studded sea with purple mountain majesty behind.
Strong winds came on-and-off near the end of the regatta to give people some excitement and push the back of the fleet boats forward, resulting in some close corrected-time finishes. Unfortunately, the mid-lake finish line was too far away for me to get to for photos.