Saturday, April 21, 2018

La Cruz to Mazatlan

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Mazatlán's old town is totally rejuvenated with new sidewalks and street surfaces, new lighting, and spruced up buildings. It looks good and after dark it is gorgeous. In fact, we found the whole city of Mazatlan to be refreshed and newly up-scale and we enjoyed our stop here. In the old town district there are many new sidewalk cafes and most had lively crowds and music in the open air. We felt like we'd flashed back to Cartegena, only more alive with a younger crowd. Even in Zona Dorado there were many music clubs and the streets were alive day and night.

We also found, again this year, Jock Budelman at Pedro and Lola's at the Peralta Square. Still playing and talking boats and motorcycles. We first saw Jock here in 1997. He now keeps his boat Chaunsom at Saltspring Island in B.C. and spends summers there. In the winter Jock comes back to Mazatlán to ride bikes and play at Pedro and Lola's.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Banderas Bay Photos

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Heading out

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Start of Race One
We are the dark boat with the big numbers on the sail, US 8986. The grey boat in the left of the group, was the Express 37, Harlequin, they were over early and had to go back. We had already passed them at that point but that definitely put us in a commanding position at the start.

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First at the top mark

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Looking for home.
The S-2 Spinnaker fills just shy of full hoist as the jib comes down.

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Heading up wind, alone

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Last downwind leg, clear ahead

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At the dock, after the racing

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Awards are handed out

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Our bunch
From left to right:
Judy, Yoshee (from the race committee), Fred, Robin, Jimmy, Richard, John, Rod (behind), Carol (Bling), Carol, Paul, Dennis, Lynne, Kelly

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Happy owners

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Images for Random Leg Wednesday

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Wings getting new bottom paint

DHL Careful shipping
This is the box our new main (and the damaged one) arrived in after a few trips around the world.

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The new MXL Carbon main from China Sail Factory, beautiful but BIG

I fixed the damaged one and here is a comparison of them. Both look good.

Jockying for the start

Wings and Sirocco

Wings reaching, weight to leeward.
This is NOT a big breeze day like we describe in the story

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John and some crew

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Repairing the J3 with Mike and Judy

Sewing through the night

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Mexorc boats

Wheel Art



The overall winner of the race from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta was Roy Disney's Pyewacket, Andrews 70

Pyewacket Black Wheels

Pyewacket, big instruments

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Burned Battery Pack
Pyewacket's Lithium batteries overheated and caught fire. Some heroic crew member braved the clouds of dense and acrid smoke to go in and cut the cables so they boxes could be pulled out. Scary.

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Bad Pack, a nice looking new boat

Dock Line
High tech poly propylene dock line (also used as water ski rope). Funny that they use this, but I guess it is light weight.


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