Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sunset Regatta (4a) Etchells ("Dave's boat) rounding the windward mark

The International Etchells sloop "Dave's Boat" approaches the windward mark at the Sunset Regatta, 29 September 2012 (4048)
Etchells sloop at the mark (4049)

Nice stern view of Etchells sloop after rounding the mark at the southern end of Elephant Butte Lake in southern New Mexico, USA (4051). Water levels at the lake were unusually low due to recent drought years.

Etchells sloop heading downwind after the rounding (4052)

Etchells crew beginning to hoist the spinnaker (4053)

Etchells sloop heads downwind under spinnaker (4054)

Panoramic view of boats approaching and departing the mark rounding area, with the International Etchells departing at center right, Hunter 22 "Valkyrie" approaching at far right, 24-ft. Tanzer 7.5 in the background at center left, and Santa Cruz 27 "Warm-n-Fuzzy" barely visible at far left (4056)


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