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A Squall Threatens Farms Boat Club Race 8-5-06 deedsphotos

Updated on August 4, 2006

Farms Boat Club Race #1 2nd Half 8-5-06

I took these pictures last night before and during the Farms Boat Club's Thursday evening race. The wind was blowing 15 out of the north-northwest with higher gusts and frequent oscillations. This made for interesting sailing and race committee work. Some of us had trouble finding the second mark, and several boats put up jibs that were too big for the conditions. This was true of Express 27 Das Boot which used a #2 genoa and watched S2 9.9 Gypsy and E27 Lorax sail away on the first leg which was a beat. We felt like we were sailing on San Francisco Bay for a change. The front brought relief from the 90-100 degree temperatures of the past 3-4 days. It also made for interesting clouds for your photographer to work with while trying to keep his boat upright. 

Pinnacle-J105--first place spinnaker class

J-105s really like a blow!
J-105s really like a blow!

Escape--Catalina 27--second place JAM B

Das Boot-Express 27--3rd JAM A

Joi de Vivre-Ranger 23 and Brandilee-X-402

Das Boot--Express 27 & Ensign 15788

Lady Luck & Grosse Pointe YC-Tartan 10

Blind Luck--B25

Gallivant--Hunter 34

Gran Cru-Endeavour 32

Runnin' Rampant--Ensign

First Start--spinnaker class

Gypsy-S2-9.1--first JAM A

Das Boot catches a puff-Express 27

Gallivant-Hunter 34

Flying Scot and Hunter 34 Gallivant

CSYC RC Boat--Carolina Skiff 19

Flying Scot--CSYC Adult Learn to Sail Program


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    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      5 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks, Tammy!

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      5 years ago from North Carolina

      While it is dangerous to be at sea in this kind of storm, your photos are magnificent. I love storms, especially over the ocean. This is a wonderful, creative hub!

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      12 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Hi, Seth, thanks for the comment. I just bought, fixed up, and re-sold #58.

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      Seth M. Fisher 

      12 years ago

      Hey Ralph, you need more Express 27s!

      Great collection.

      -The Blues

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      sam h 

      13 years ago

      Thanks Ralph for sending me these "hub" sights, both sailing and political. You have quite a collection. Enjoyed the variety.


    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      13 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks, Linda!

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      linda grosslight 

      13 years ago

      Enter a commentyour pictures are fantastic!

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      13 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks, David.

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      13 years ago

      Ralph, really nice shot of Lady Luck & Grosse Pointe YC-Tartan 10


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