Shindig went racing in the Veteran's Day Race on Sunday, part of the "Veleros de Baja". It was a great excuse to get our floating house out of the slip and onto the water. To get ready, we folded up the new solar panel assembly, stowed the bimini (cover), and de-cluttered the deck. Once the cooler with ice and drinks, we were ready to go. Three joined us, Rigo from Heavy Metal, and Greg from Compadres, and his girlfriend, Monica. She had never been on a sailboat, and enjoyed her first race.
There were 8 boats that crossed the start line. The wind died in the starting area and there was a little chaos. Collisions were avoided and and then the 8.4 mile race was on. The 12-15 knots of wind was perfect to let Shindig stretch her legs to windward and show her red, white and blue spinnaker downwind We placed second in the race.
|Thanks to Elizabeth (SV Vivacia) for the Shindig photos!|
|Greg and Rigo|
|Ace crew enjoying a cervesa after the race.|