Who knows where we will be this time next year, maybe right here in Banderas Bay getting ready for one more race or more likely in an anchorage south of here. At least that is on the table for further discussion over our summer at home. I have heard so many wonderful stories about locations south of here that I want to explore that next year just may be the year to do it, or not. We will just have to see what unfolds. But just like the theme from this years parade, "Don't worry, Be happy" we are putting no pressure on ourselves to commit to anything just yet. No matter where we are you are sure to find us wearing the new hats provided by our friends Chip and Katie who crewed with us this year.
This picture was taken by one of our fellow racers and I just love it. Although we look like we are out there on our own I don't think that was ever the case with ten boats in our fleet. There was lots of shouting for sea room at every mark as we were so closely packed together. The starts were even crazier and we even came within feet of hitting the committee boat when another boat headed up on us and tried to pinch us out. We had nowhere to go and were on starboard so they finally gave us just a bit of room.
It took a bit of doing but Rog and I did kiss at the completion of the race. It had been crazy for three days with boats coming at us from all angles and I learned that I am unhappy sailing under that kind of pressure. Those other boats could have hit us but Rog did keep Di's Dream safe.
The committee boat was rocking and rolling all day, I do not know how they were able to sit out there in all that chop. Banderas Bay is usually has very calm water that allows you to spot the whales when they breach, not on race day. The final day saw winds over 22 knots and sea chop to match.
The guys just could not let the evening end without a bit of Tequila, they were in Mexico right!
The evening ended with a beautiful sunset and we have wonderful memories from
Banderas Bay Regatta XX