Photos of the Day
December 8 - South of the Border
Burgundy of Summertime Dream and Leslie of Doggone
might have gotten a few more customers if people didn't think
that they were serving chili from the toilet off a boat.
Crews from Paradiso, Anticipation, La Dolce Vita, Echo, and others put together the Godfather's Chili stand - and won for best chili.
Kyle of Desperado Marine and T.K. of Revenge won the best chili from a restaurant. Note they are stirring the chili with ostrich bones.
Jim Keltner, Commodore of the Vallarta YC, which hosted the event along with Paradise Resort.
Karen, a former West Marine employee who sailed Promotion
in the TransPac and on several boats in the Ha-Ha, guards the beer.
Dustin and Jean of Sabbatical sample the chili.
Irma of Desperado Marine takes a milk break courtesy of Jeff from the trimaran Moon Me.
Nobody was selling vegetarian chili.
All Photos Latitude/Richard
New G Class Multihull Announced
December 8 - France
Photo Courtesy www.multiplast-yachts.com
RYC Small Boat Midwinters
December 8 - San Francisco Bay
Young David Liebenberg (1657) showed no respect for his elders, topping the 31-boat El Toro fleet
CFJ skipper Chris Gregory kept a low profile
Vince Casalaina and crew Sherry Eldridge (28856) won the Snipes
Whoa! What's this thing? We can tell you the owner is a real Kidder and the boat's a complete Hoot! Tune in to the next issue for the whole story.
Big boat sailors Mark Dowdy and Jason Bright (7873) have been doing a little 505 sailing on the side.
Mixed mark rounding.
How many different classes can you count here?
OPTI - 1) James Moody. (10 boats)
SNIPE - 1) Vince Casalaina/Sherry Eldridge. (7 boats)
BYTE - 1) Christina Nagatani. (6 boats)
CFJ - 1) Jim Parker. (2 boats)
WYLIE WABBIT - 1) Bill & Melinda Erkelens. (7 boats)
THISTLE - 1) Kristofer Vogelson, 'Arden & Hall'. (4 boats)
INTERNATIONAL 14 - 1) Kirk Twardowski/Mr. Margeson. (6 boats)
505 - 1) Craig Perez/John Paulling. (3 boats)
29er - 1) Johnny Heineken/Matt Noble. (9 boats)
CORONADO 15 - 1) David Rumbaugh/Kim Anderson. (6 boats)
420 - 1) Michael Kuschner/'Barhydt'. (4 boats)
INTERNATIONAL CANOE - 1) Anders Pettersson. (3 boats)
LASER - 1) Andrew Casey. (21 boats)
CONTENDER - 1) Gil Walley. (3 boats)
MULTIHULL - 1) Tornado, Bill Erkelens. (5 boats)
PORTSMOUTH - No results yet.
Remote Control Everything
December 8 - More from South of the Border
Paul and Karen of New Focus
And then Frank Nitte and Shirely Duffield,
who did the 2003 Ha-Ha with their Islander Freeport 36 Windsong,
told us that the Opequimar Boatyard in Puerto Vallarta has a
huge new Travel-Lift that is also remote controlled. Rather than
driving the Travel-Lift, the worker controlling it walks alongside
with the control box. Frank and Shirely know all about this because
they're having their 36-footer prepped, sprayed with four coats
of primer, and sprayed with four coats of Imron, for just $2,200
- that includes the price of the paint! They are using 'Juan
The Painter', although a fellow named David is also supposed
to be excellent.
Frank and Shirley of Windsong
Aikane Deal Off Also
December 8 - Puerto Vallarta
JR & Lupe
Dawn Wilson Update
December 8 - Northern California