1. Tripp and his sailing partner got 12th out of 50 boats, which I think is fantastic! You see, Tripp and Jacopo don't normally sail together, and this was only Jacopo's 2nd regatta all year!
2. I rode on my first large, private, boat....a 40 or so foot catamaran (to be a catamaran, means there are two hulls on the boat, which are separated by some kind of trampoline or netting, and not just the single hull that most "typical" sail boats have).
|It was one very similar to the one between my legs :)|
|I had a sweet view of the main island|
|The beach where the boats were launching out of - look at that blue water!|
|The flags that signal the start and sometimes false start of the races|
|Some of the race committee members lounging on the netting of the catamaran|
|my guys coming in for a strong finish! Fun Fact: they sailed with Italian sails because Jacopo, although he lives in NYC, only has an Italian passport and was not able to use his USA sail #|
|embarassing photo I thought you all would really want to see :)|
|The back of their rash guards (tech type shirts to cover their life jacket and harness, so that they don't scrape up their arms.|
|strategizing no doubt|
|"Damn man, I am sticking to sailing, paddle boarding is not my strong point" They didn't win, we will leave it at that :)|