Wednesday, August 7, 2013

NE Harbor Race

On the road again, hurling along the traffic filled lanes of Rt 95 on a Concord Coach bus toward Rockland, ME where Jeroboam has swung on a town mooring since my last race, the Gulf of Maine Solo/Twin. Arrival time is 9:30 tonight which presents another challenge: the launch stops running at 7. It's either swim or "borrow" a dingy. 

I'll get a pre-dawn start tomorrow for Portland, hopefully arriving in time for the Northeast Harbor Race skippers meeting at Centerboard Yacht Club, and an opportunity to visit with some good friends who will turn into fierce competitors on the starting line Friday at 1 PM.

I've yet to do this race. Two years ago, hurricane Irene affected a cancellation but not before I'd sailed up to Portland for the start. Last year the new mast was in but the new main wasn't ready. This looks like it's the year.

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