Sunday, March 29, 2009

I am back and the racing season is too. I participated as crew in the SYSCO Frost Bite Regatta. It was good to be with last years skipper and crew. The regatta never got started. We left the marina about 10:15 and motored until 12:45 when the committee boat did three blasts of their horn and took down the orange and blue flags. The rain was pretty light, but steady. The wind was non-existent.

I met the diver yesterday at 9. He inspected the zinc on the propeller shaft and said it was in good shape so we did not replace it. He then cleaned the bottom of Aventura. She had 3 inches of growth at the waterline on the sunny side of the boat.

I got the bottom cleaned because I have found 3 more team member who have committed to the SYSCO Spring Racing Series. We will be doing the Thursday night cruising class races. We will be practising April 9th and meeting for the first time. Should be very interesting.