"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester when asked why he carried so much alcohol on his solo sail around the world.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

2022 HOOK Pictures

I was a half hour late to my start due to autopilot issues. I started with a main only to avoid getting into a tacking match with a fully crewed boat. As soon as I crossed the line I unfurled the headsail.

Some of the best sailors around. Standing next to me is Steve G, the owner of Split Pearsonality. The first place finisher in his section.
I was the ninth boat to cross the finish line despite starting late.

Before the start. The boat next to Bootlegger, Flying Circus, is the same Flying Circus that I did my first Chicago - Mac Race in 1979. This time she was entered in the solo class.