Monday, April 14, 2014

Shared Seas Sailboat Race

Way too much fun was had at the April running of the Shared Seas Sailboat Race!

The competitors loaded up their boats with lucky charms & brave passengers before setting sail on the challenging course that threaded its way through the Duché de Coeur & Rocca Sorrentina.

It was a bit of a wonder that Fortune smiled on everyone and they all made it to the finish line, a bit soggy but mostly intact.  

Perhaps the Navigator Challenge is having a beneficial effect on our Shared Seas Sailors as not a shipwreck or lost vessel was to be reported.

There were, however, rumours of some rather aggressive sailing maneuvers conducted by my sister, Skye.  Something about her attempting to drive Mercury onto the rocks?
I'm not going to ask too many questions about that.

In any case, all was forgiven as the worthy sailors received their awards.

Congratulations go out to Captain Lucerius Zeffirelli (top left) who took first place.

Also completing the race & earning their "Sailor" badges:
SkyeRyder Varriale (top right)
Mercury Gandt (bottom left)
Grimhilda Resident (bottom right)

I really should have had the foresight to take pictures of them with their badges but we were all in such a hurry to adjourn to the tavern that these pictures of them doing a celebratory dance will just have to do!

Many thanks to all those who participated including all those who cheered the sailors on, dared to ride as passengers, took pictures (some of them rather incriminating) along the route and danced until we were all dizzy.

Special thanks to Aldo, Sere, Skye & Bedrich for volunteering. We couldn't have pulled off this event without you.

Speaking of Aldo ...

here's the moment when I realized I was starting to dress just like him.  You can see my sideways glance and look of consternation.

Next party, I'm definitely changing out of my sailing clothes before I go dancing!!

Shared Seas Sailboat Race by  on 2014-04-14 Way too much fun was had at the April of the Shared Seas Sailboat Race!

Images: Tatiana Dokuchic (click to enlarge)

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