It was great to see old friends, make new ones and participate in a truly unique community of cold weather lovers. I'll add more pictures and tales over time. For now, a mini diary of the weekend...
|6:30am. 7 degrees or so. Sunrise over Astor Point, Rocket and my XV.|
|Fleet at rest, awaiting sail raising.|
|Catskills Mountains to the west, glow purple as the sun comes up.|
|Cyclone is re-rigged and ready to sail by 2 pm. |
We waited till gusty winds died down some before resuming sailing and offering rides.
|My son Logan, enjoys the vantage point from the port side runner plank.|
|Cyclone, Aurora & Hound, out near the west channel.|
|5:45 (or so) sunset at the south end of Cruger Is., about three miles north of Astor Point. The breeze stayed steady right till it was too dark to sail. Many of the sailors and friends retired to the Rokeby house for dinner and stories....|
|Early afternoon Sunday the the breeze dies. Time for a line up and photo shots. A race is considered. The lull continues. more photos....|
|North Wind (barely visible), Rocket, Princeton, Rip Van Winkle, Georgie II|
|Cyclone, Phantom, Jack Frost....|
|The Hudson Valley Brass Band plays for all, in front of Hound. I believe they are students from Bard College.|
Could you ask for anything more??
|Probably my favorite shot I took all weekend.|
....and it looks promising for next weekend. Stay tuned!