Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Day at the Races

Started out with a hike along the bluff....

Yachts of various sizes and types congregate for the big race: The RORC 600, a 600 mile race that ranks as one of the world's most prestigious.

A buoy forms the starting line with the judges tent near our bluff. At 11AM the judges fire the cannon and off they go.

Four different classes leave at 10 minute intervals, from catamarans to the really big boys:

Click this shot for fuller size to see the furious onboard activity. The winners will be first to return to English Harbor in around 40 hours.

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