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Sunday, October 04, 2009

CYA National Regatta for My World

This post is for My World where you can see interesting pictures from all around the globe.
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The 2009 CYA National Qualifying Regatta for Laser/Laser Radial and 470 classes and 2010 World Youth Team Qualifier was hosted at the Yacht Club over the last four days. They finally got some good wind and excellent fast racing. These are some of the best sailors in the world and they really can put on an amazing show of power over the wind in the little bay. It was exciting and exhilarating to watch as each race was unpredictable with tide, wind and currents changing rapidly. Not being a sailor myself, (can't you tell), I watched carefully from the rocky shoreline, keeping camera and lens nice and dry, and I imagined what it would be like to be one of them and was fascinated.. It was like looking into a window of an unknown and mysterious world....the world of national championship sailing. My camera snapped away and took a lot of photos of it as I sat at the ocean's edge amongst the shorebirds and kelp, bracing against the strong winds. One of the most enjoyable sports I can think of; it is full of shiny boats, pounding waves and whitecaps on a rippled ocean, sails whipping in the wind, and boats quickly turning over, masts breaking and lots of fast action on an icy blue sea. Great fun!

(photos are of some of the winners but everyone who participated at this level is a winner, I have photos available to give to the racers again if they contact me) Cheers to all the My World group of bloggers and have a great day.