Views of the Neighborhood – Harvest Moon Regatta

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.

harvest moon regatta

Here is a shot of the sponsor’s sign

Harvest Moon Regatta

T-shirt concession.

Check-in desk.

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.

63 comments

  1. Looking good John. No rain either.

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    1. No rain. Thanks, Geoff.

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  2. Looks splendid, John. After a long, hot summer stretching through to late October, the temperature has dropped by about 15°C over the past three days, and we woke up to a 5cm coating of snow this morning!

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    1. Brrrrrr. Not for me. Of course it is beautiful to look at.

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      1. It is, through a double-glazed window from a centrally-heated house. Not a fan myself.

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      2. With a ot cup of what ever.

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      3. Earl Grey. Twinings, of course

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  3. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    It looks like a fun event, John. Though I don’t know much about boats, these are beautiful. I’m usually at the t-shirt table; sometimes you can find treasures. :D.

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    1. I know what you mean, Gwen. Thanks.

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  4. Yes, I did indeed enjoy the tour. And I hope all had a great regatta – win all lose!

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    1. They looked like they were having fun for sure. Thnks, GP

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  5. It looks as though the weather cooperated. I always love to read the creative names and where the boats are from. Thanks for sharing, John! Great photos! Happy Sunday!

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    1. The weather was great. Thanks, Jill

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  6. I agree with the Producer. That’s one great boat. Good pictures, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. :-D. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  7. Looks like a beautiful day and a a lot of fun.

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    1. Was one of the best days this month. Thanks, Charles.

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  8. What fun! It amazes me the different passions people have and that they are willing to spend thousands to satisfy that passion. Great photos, John. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thousands is an understatement, Jan. Thanks.

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  9. I laughed at your comment about the party, John. My Dad would love this, he really enjoys boats of all kinds.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  10. Boss,

    No . . partying is never an emergency situation. However, partying IS an obligation, so they are correct in that anyone wishing to partake should plan accordingly . . .

    Great shots as per skipper!

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  11. Looks like another wonderful event. Looks like the rain moved on too.

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    1. No rain. At last. Thanks, Craig.

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  12. I think the Producer and I would get along famously! Now, if we can find a crew for such a fabulous vessel, we’d be all set (because I know absolutely zilch about sailing, ha!)

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    1. You would get along for sure.

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  13. Looks like plenty of fun. Beautiful boats!

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  14. Some of these photos are gorgeous, John. It looks like a splendid day!

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    1. It was, Rob. Thank you.

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  15. I’m with the ‘producer’! ♥

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  16. I really enjoyed these pictures, John. I used to race small sailboats (not like these) and went to many regattas. Loved your commentary too, especially about the motoring part! Looks like a lot of fun.

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Barbara.

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  17. Hey …. that orange & white one didn’t have a sail!!!!

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    1. Totally disqualified.

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      1. Must be prejudice against the color!

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      2. No not the color. No sail.

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      3. Maybe the sail was invisible.

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      4. The rules were no power. Still disqualified.

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  18. Love these shots. They took me back to when my father had a sailboat. I so loved sailing…

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    1. I’m glad you got a nice memory activated. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. That I did. 🙂

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  19. Brrr! Boats. They’ve always put fear into me, John. I may live by the seaside, but I stay well away from the boats. Great shots, though. Hope you enjoyed the party.

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    1. Hmmm. I wonder the root of such a fear. Allergic to cavier perhaps.

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  20. This was a great entry, particularly since I’ve been there for so many races in the past. Beyond that, so man of the names, faces, and boats are part of my daily life. It’s like seeing my neighborhood transported to Port Aransas — wonderful photos.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I hoped you would like it.

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  21. I did enjoy the tour. I like the images of the sailboats in the marina a lot.

    I like that Marilyn flag too, I wondered if the boat’s name matched the flag or if there was a theme going on there? In any case, it seems unique.

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    1. I think it was a glamor theme. 😀

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  22. I would have watched all day. I miss sailing so much. Great share, John.

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    1. Glad you liked it. 😀

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  23. Looks like a gorgeous day, and I love seeing all the boats.

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    1. It was pretty for sure.

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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  24. Beautiful! It appears you live in a very active community. 🙂

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    1. We do, Rhonda. Thank you.

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  25. It is great to see people getting together and organising an activity they perhaps like and enjoy. Unlike some other places where the main motivation for organising an activity is to kill or be killed.

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    1. I agree fully.

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