Vacation

2017 OBX

In June I joined Jess and her family for some time at the beach in Kitty Hawk North Carolina.  We spent time at the beach, eating good food, swimming, golfing and playing tennis.

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2017 February: Dallas

This February I had another chance to visit Jess in Dallas and we got to see and experience more of the city.  This trip included visiting AT&T Stadium, Dallas Musuem of Art, seeing An American in Paris and going 2-stepping at a Cowboy bar.

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2016 Austin

After spending some time in Dallas – Jess and I headed down to Austin to explore the city and surrounding area.  One of the first things we did was visit the Hamilton Pool Preserve.  It was an overcast day, we were there early and it was pretty deserted.

We visited some other parks, walked a portion of the trail around Lady Byrd ‘lake’ and visited an exhibit of Dr. Suess art.  Those are all the things we did between eating awesome food at a variety of places around town.

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2016 Portland Trip

This summer I got to take Jess and join my family in Portland Oregon for 6 days of touring any my sister’s wedding.  We stayed in a boutique hotel in downtown Portland that was walkable to a lot of neat restaurants and parks.

For Day 2 Jess and I spent the whole day on a tour driving around Willamette Valley tasting some fantastic pinot noirs that the region is known for.

The next day we spent some time at the Oregon Brewer’s festival.

The wedding was at a beautiful botanical garden.  We had fun seeing family, reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones from across the country.  We had a lot of fun celebrating with my sister Cheryl and her new husband Dean.

On the last day of touring we visited Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River

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2016 OBX

#kittyhawk #beach

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Following Southern Bay Race Week Jess and I joined her parents in Kitty Hawk for some beach time.  In the two days I got to stay we spent a day at the beach and visited Manteo including a tour of Outer Banks Distillery.

#roanokemarsheslighthouse #roanokeisland #lighthouse

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On the way home I picked up the J/70 left in Hampton and returned it to Deltaville.

#j70 #mbsprinter towing. #sprintervan

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2016 March: Dallas

Tulips at the Dallas Arboretum

Was back in Dallas for another weekend.  Highlights include the Bush Library, Perot Science Museum, Dallas Arboretum & Bishop Arts area.

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2016 Las Vegas

Was recently in Vegas on a family trip.  Got to see more of the sights on both the strip and downtown.

#Sunset at the #stratosphere #lasvegas #lasvegasblvd #lasvegasstrip

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2016 February: Dallas

2016 February Dallas

This weekend I got to visit Dallas and see some of the sights including the Dealey Plaza where JFK was shot, the Dallas History Museum, Katy Trail and Oak Cliff and Bishop Arts areas.

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2015 Davis Island YC J/70 Winter Series III: Sunday

Today was expected to be a light air day and that’s what we were delivered. Racing was moved up an hour and after a couple false starts we got a race started in a 6-8 north east breeze.

J/70 Winter Series day 2

Our start on Spice wasn’t too bad near the middle of the line and we picked our way up the first beat. Near the windward mark we were around 20 but called a thin Pauline and stalled near the make while 5-8 boats went right around us. That further reinforced something we had learned yesterday – when j70s are blanketed they have no power so when in a clump at the windward make it pays to over stand and come in on the outside.

Around the top mark we jibed early going out to the left and that became a kiss of death when a 40 degree shift came in. We limped around the rest of the course while the wind died with only a handful of boats behind us.

All in all it was great to get out of Richmond for a warm weekend of sailing. Thanks to Holly for having me and I enjoyed sailing with Brian and Lud. I also got a lot of homework done on the j70 and am looking forward to having a boat of my own this spring.

Results | Pictures | 2015 Quantum J/70 Winter Series 3 Website

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2015 Davis Island YC J/70 Winter Series III: Saturday

Racing at the Davis Island Yacht Club J70 winter series got underway this morning in a nice 8-10 knot breeze under mostly sunny skies and low 70s temperature. 51 boats are racing what is the final 3-weekend series that has run monthly since December.

In the first race we had a reasonable start and got bounced to the left. We held our own downwind and then made it to the right on the second upwind picking up a couple boats. On the final downwind we picked up a couple more boats and finished 28.

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We had an even better start for the 2nd race and pretty much held our lane and got out to the right where we wanted to be and rounded in the top 20. Downwind we held our position and on the 2nd upwind we again made it more to the right and passed a few boats. By now the wind was dipping and it became a more of a challenge to keep clear air and boat speed. On the final downwind we were fast and hit the shifts well and picked up several boats to finish 13th.

We are currently 22nd and hoping for more wind on Sunday.

2015 Quantum J/70 Winter Series 3 Website | Results | Pictures

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