VIDEO OF ANNAPOLIS WEDNESDAY EVENING AUG 11, 2011 here
VIDEO OF ANNAPOLIS WEDNESDAY EVENING FINISHES: here
You can watch the videos in full screen using the button on the far right of the player.
Many, many thanks to George - I mean Kerri - Harrington for letting us use her power boat. We had an excellent time out on the water. Jack Huntsman and crew did an excellent job putting on the 50th Long John. The food was great - the Saturday night band was even better. I wish I had my camcorder to shoot all the dancing that was going on. I don't doubt that everyone had a great time!
GREETINGS FROM MARYLAND!!!!
April, 2011 - We've made the move last November and are settling into our new home just north of Annapolis. Between selling the house in New Jersey and moving down here, there's been little time for doing video or much else this past year. Hopefully, that will now change.
I was hoping to get video of the MASSA high school district championships here in Annapolis but with multiple delays due to lack of wind, there really wasn't much action. Brooke was sailing for her 'new' high school, Severna Park, and it was great to see some of her former competitors from New Jersey who made districts.
Stay tuned for video from the 50th Anniversary of Long John at Monmouth Boat Club (weather permitting). They're expecting around fifty lightnings. If you want to see what it's like to have that many boats on a starting line, check out the video I did at the Winter Lightning Championship and ACC's a few years ago.
March 9, 2010 - Yep, there were two lightnings out on the Navesink River this past Sunday. It's the earliest I've seen them out on the river but Paul Luisi and George Harrington decided that the fifty degree weather and medium wind was a perfect opportunity to get a little preparation for their trip down to St. Petersburg for the Winter Lightning Championship in two weeks. The boats got in four races with each getting two bullets.
Meanwhile, as you can see from the video, the lightnings sailed the same course as the lasers, who finally got back out on the river after an absence of almost three months due to the weather. The lightnings looked huge out there as they maneuvered through the seven lasers. All this 'action' causes some confusion in the video as I went back and forth from the lightnings to the lasers. And, oh yeah, there were some kayakers out there as well. Bottom line - all the sailors as well as those of us who were watching had a great time! And once again, Dylan Finneran took the day in the laser fleet. Part One of the day's races can be viewed here. Hopefully, I can get part two up soon.
January 10, 2010 Ice Update - They're back! The ice boaters that is. Video can be seen here.
January 7, 2010 Ice Update - The Navesink River was frozen on Wednesday but probably not thick enough for ice boating....yet. There were a few ice boats in the yard and I'm sure more will be arriving this week. I hear the hope is that there will be racing this weekend especially since we're expecting an arctic blast on Friday with some snow but probably not enough to affect racing. Two River Sailing will be doing video if there is any 'action' on the Navesink. There are more photos that I took on Wednesday here. And if you want to get in the mood for ice boating, check out the Ice Boating 2009 video from last winter on the video page.
See video and photos of the Lightning Worlds here.
Lightning Atlantic Coast Championship - Approximately sixty boats participated in the event that took place at the Toms River Yacht Club on July 25-26. Many thanks to the Bailey family for loaning us their whaler. Read more about the regatta.
Just for Fun:
Are you left or right brain dominant? Is the dancer turning clockwise or counter clockwise? How you 'see' her supposedly indicates which side of your brain is the more dominant side. I'm right side dominant but if I concentrate enough, I can 'see' her spin in the other direction. The Right Versus the Left Brain Test
Here's another test: Hemispheric Dominance Inventory Test
How good are your reflexes? Check this link that I found on the SSYC web site: Escape. There's also another great link from the SSYC site where you can view animated knot tying: Grog's Boating Knots Index