When we got to Sarasota Pat Ball was already out sailing a beautiful 49 year old George Luzier daysailer. George Luzier did the restoration so it's as authentic as can be. Pat invited Hugh and me to go for a sail so we hopped aboard and had a great time cruising around the bay.
Before taking off with Pat we helped Mike McGarry launch his foiler trimaran.
Nice beaching legs.
Hugh and Pat enjoying the sail.
"Chasing" some of the race boats like this Stiletto.
Randy Smyth's F-25C "YO" blasting by.
We stopped by the committee boat "Roseate" for a few refreshments. "Roseate" is a Dave Gerr designed shallow draft trawler built by Charlie and Pat Ball.
Back on the beach we spotted a Tornado, highly modified for the 2014 Everglades Challenge. Those wings look mighty comfy.
Calm at the docks before all the race boats come back.
Here's Meade Gougeon talking to catamaran designer Peter Wormwood. I think Peter Wormwood has designed some of the most beautiful cats on the water. This is the gorgeous 35ft "Merlin".
"Merlin" on the right. The 40' white cat docked aft of "Merlin" is OH Rodger's race boat.
Playing with the iPhone auto panorama mode, it's come a long way. I've manually stitched a lot of panoramas and aligning wooden planked docks is a royal pain. This thing does it flawlessly. Call me impressed.