Snapshots, Race to the Elephant, June 5, 2010
This Merit 22 wound up being the overall winner of the Race to the Elephant, Elephant Butte Lake, NM, June 5, 2010.
Cruisers look for the breeze at the start of the Race to the Elephant.
A Hobie cat and a Catalina 30 show some of the range of boats in this fleet.
Lots of cruisers sail south from Rock Canyon
Tir na nog is part of the fleet for the Race to the Elephant.
A crew figures out the mysteries of catamaran sailing.
The Catalina 30 Salud gradually gets way on at the start.
Cruising boats and a lone Hobie cat clear the line as everyone gets moving south.
The Frers 33 Blue Agave, left, Kettletop Mesa, center, and S2 34 Cultural Infidel, right, approach Rattlesnake Island.
Here a 27-foot Beneteau circles around the west side of the Elephant.
Light winds later in the day meant that only half the fleet was able to circle around the Elephant and finish. Of course, the winds picked up again during the dinner after the racing was done for the day!