Been waiting to read something about your boat Peter, you guys didn't go sailing?
Hi David, It was an interesting week. The J/70 world championship regatta was held here durning Ron's visit. There were 93 boats from around the world participating in what turned out to be an intense and wild five day regatta. Our small town was overrun by visiting sailors. My yacht club sponsored the event so it was quite exciting for the locals. I kept our motor boat in the water in the event that Ron wanted to go out and spectate. The sailboat was also available. It was very stormy for the first couple of days, so Ron and I visited Madfloyd, Al M. and basically stayed indoors. Near the end of the visit, the weather turned and was glorious, but Ron prefered to stay indoors, listen to music, and learn more about the effects of arm height changes.
When Ron headed to the airport, I went out for a sail to watch the races. It was an incredible sight with 93 boats out in the ocean all flying their spinnakers in the high wind. This was a major event in the sailing world this Summer.
Here are some photos of our Alerion Express 28: