Last weekend was the Harvest Moon Regatta which is a race from Galveston to Port Aransas. Here is some info on the race itself. This is taken from the Harvest Moon Regatta website which you can visit here.
The Harvest Moon Regatta ®steadily grew from the 17 yachts of 1987 (The first year) to over 260 yachts in recent years. This was due in large part to the perfect destination, Port Aransas. This ideal Texas port allows yacht owners and sailors to use minimal days from work to join in on what can be a most memorable overnight sail down the Texas coast during traditionally the best offshore sailing time of the year. And we can all do this in relative safety shared by some 200 other yachts. The race started on Thursday, October 13th at 2:00pm Central and finished at about 10:00am on Friday, October 14th
This first photo is of the boats beginning to arrive at the Port Aransas Jetty.
Here are two pictures of the boats up a little closer.
This is a shot of the boats moving up the Corpus Christi channel toward Port Aransas
The jetty is made of limestone rocks brought in from the Hill Country up North. You can see people fishing off the jetty oblivious to the sailboats going by.
Here is a shot of the first turn before the finish line.
Here is the entrance to the marina which is the finish. The captains and crews stay in Port Aransas for a night of festivities and then depart on their own schedule.