Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sunset Regatta (4c) West Mesa Mustang J/24 at the rounding mark

"Mustang Navy" J/24 approaching the turning mark at the Sunset Regatta (4067)
"Mustang" J/24 approaching the mark in the south end of Elephant Butte Lake (4068)
J/24 Mustang closing on the mark, Saturday afternoon, 29 September 2012 (4069)
J/24 at the mark (4070)

J/24 beside the mark, scenic Elephant Butte Lake in southern New Mexico USA (4071)

J/24 around (4072)
J/24 panorama with Elephant Butte dam in background (4073)
J/24 with Elephant Butte in background (4075)
J/24 and "Elephant" (4076)
J/24 northbound in light air (4077)

Crew messing with chute on Mustang J/24 (4078)
J/24 crew working with sails (4079)
Something going on with a J/24 spinnaker. This was probably about 15 or 20 minutes before the J/24 hit a shoal near the eastern edge of the lake. Because Elephant Butte Lake was just beginning to recover from the lowest lake level in eight years, the average lake depth was only about 20.7 feet and there were proportionately many more hidden shoals than usual. (4080)

Working with the Mustang's chute (4081)


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