Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sunday sailing for Spring Series 1

Sunday's second race during Spring Series 1 2010 at Elephant Butte Lake saw relatively reasonable and consistent sailing, with winds ranging from 6 to 13 knots. Here the J/24 Kachina runs the long downwind leg on the far east side of the course.


At 12:01 AM, March 15, 2010, Blogger Pandabonium said...

Nice pic. I hope an Elephant Butte looks better than it sounds. ;^)

At 10:15 PM, March 15, 2010, Blogger Carol Anne said...

On credit card statements, the space for the location of the merchant is one letter shorter than the name of the village of Elephant Butte, resulting in some unintentional humor.

Actually, the village is named after the lake, which in turn is named after a rock formation that, when looked at from the right angle, looks like an elephant.

Around that end of the lake, the butte and the steep slopes and canyons near the lake cause gusty, swirling, unpredictable winds -- we call those elephant farts.

At 1:01 PM, March 17, 2010, Blogger Pat said...

Long U in Butte of course, though some teenage yahoos make a point of the alternate pronunciation.

An interesting one is Study Butte near Big Bend National Park in west Texas, where I was told that the place's name was pronounced with a long U, something like "stoo-dee byoot".


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