Friday, February 29, 2008

Scenes from before the start of the Chute-Out

Constellation (left, background) and the Freedom 21, Wind Rush (right) maneuver before the start of the Chute-Out at Elephant Butte Lake. Behind can be seen the Elephant Butte, Rattlesnake Island, and Caballo and Turtleback mountains to the south.

The J/24, Kachina, begins to raise sail; behind are Constellation and Wind Rush along with some gorgeous New Mexico scenery. The topography of Elephant Butte Lake creates several large interconnected basins and combines with unpredictable mountain lake winds to make for interesting sailing opportunities. Sailing at Elephant Butte Lake is an almost year-round sport.


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