This weekend was the annual Harvest Moon Regatta. This is a sailing race from Galveston to Port Aransas. The distance covered is about 150 miles. The race used to begin on Friday and end on Saturday, but this year it began on Thursday. Some captains asked if they could use their motors. Here is the answer. “No. This is a sailboat race. In the past, the race started on Friday, and some motoring was allowed in case the winds were light, and people were not able to finish in time to make it to the awards ceremony. The race now starts on Thursday; motoring is not allowed, except for emergency purposes. (Note: While you may disagree, the Race Committee does not consider getting to Port Aransas in time to party Friday night, to be an emergency!)
I hope you enjoy the photos.
Here is a shot of the sponsor’s sign
A vendor tent with equipment like generators and radar units.
This one is for Dan Antion. Big ole ship.
This is not a participant but looked good navigating the channel.
Like the fact this boat has a Sugarland home. (there is no salt water near Sugarland.)
A shot of some of the boats that took part.
Another boat from a landlocked city.
I liked this shot for the flag.
This Marilyn Monroe flag caught my eye.
A boat from Annapolis Maryland.
A group of catamarans
The Producer says this is her kind of boat.
This crew was a little puzzled since there were a few lines out of place.
Lots of flags
These were displayed at a booth selling boat photos of participants.
This is the tent where the victory party took place Saturday night. Hope you enjoyed the tour.