Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Hi from Portland, Maine, USA

Hi from J24 fleet no. 43 in Casco Bay, Portland, Maine. USA

A short visit, for a family wedding, and a chance conversation over a beer one evening, culminated in an invitation to sail aboard J24 Bad Apple from Portland YC in Casco Bay, Maine last Wednesday evening.


Team Bad Apple donned their layers of fleeces before we set off, for two short races just the other side of the island in view. Normally Bad Apple does well, in their fleet of 9 or 10 boats, but not on this occasion !! However, the cool box full of beers and sodas tucked under the companionway gave an indication as to the serious nature of the racing.  This, apparently, is their "chill out" evening to "de-stress" from a hard day's work. I must remember that next Monday. I hope the Nationals went well. Congratulations to Duncan and team Madeleine.


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