Egmont Key Regatta
1 – J35 sail boat. 9 crew members. 51.3 miles. 10 hours.
That was the makings of the Egmont Key Regatta yesterday. There were about 30 boats in total taking part in the race. Of those 30, there were 8 in our division. Of those 8, we finished 4th.
When I arrived at the yacht club it was chilly and overcast. Looked like rain was coming. The forecast was saying it would be 72 as the high and a 20 percent chance of rain so as we left the basin, we all made sure to be geared up in our foul weather gear. Granted I borrowed some foul weather pants and my friend is slightly taller than me so they didn’t really work out but at least I had them if the conditions got too bad.
So we were geared up, the boat was geared up and we were ready to do some racing!!!
It wasn’t long before the clouds lifted and the sun came out shining!! It ended up getting pretty toasty for most of the sail so all the layers of gear to stay warm didn’t stay on too long.
The sun stayed out the rest of the day, no rain. Got to see a lot of dolphins, take a nap on the rail and enjoy the sail. Pretty relaxing for the most part. Yeah. there was some racing in there too
My favorite shot of the day was taken as we were approaching the Skyway Bridge.
As the sun was starting to set it got chilly again so had to throw the layers back on to stay warm. It was also around this time that the crew starting enjoying some rum drinks! I actually didn’t have any rum! I know, crazy right?!?!?!
We ended up getting back around 7:30 last night. A lot better than the midnight or 1am time frame that we thought was going to happen. As we approached the basin, we could hear the club jamming out to music. There were tents set up at the point, where I will assume the chili was?!?!
Not sure on that, I can say from the sounds of it, there was a pretty solid party going on. After the boat was cleaned up, I headed home instead of heading over to the party. I had some very important people I wanted to get home to!!!
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend as well