|Spirit of Rani -my fav - spirit of tradition class|
It was nearly a week of racing and events that celebrate classic yachts, vintage yachts and the spirit of tradition. We saw some fantastic sailing vessels.
|3rd day of racing, Guiding Light started taking on water - pumps were rushed out to the finish line for them|
Owning a classic, vintage or a spirit of tradition is not only a labor of love but a total commitment - heart, soul, mind, body and cash to said boat. No less than 150% on any of these babies!
Wait....that sounds like s/v Honey Ryder. Ha! No, these are non-stop brightwork and upkeep on top of normal, everyday boat maintenance and pop-up challenges. Everyday, 365 days a year! It makes me tired just thinking about it.
But man......where these something to behold. See for yourself. WARNING - many pics. I tried to narrow it down but so much beauty.....
|This boat sailed THROUGH the anchor field everyday, tacking back and forth, practicing|
|Yes, THAT Ticonderoga!!!|
|Ohhh, the attention to detail! Look!|
|Look closely at the cockpit - one of the prettiest on the Concours d'Elegance|