We spent an action-packed weekend on the water. We headed south as soon as Mary got home form work and took a group of my co-workers out for Kemah Friday night Fireworks.
Everyone seemed to have a great time, and two of the guys even came back Saturday to help crew the Rum Race aboard Antares.
I hadn’t worked the winches on that boat in a while, so I was a bit rusty the first leg. However, we got everything worked out by the end of the second leg.
That’s when we ran into Wheeee Doggie, another Cal 40, and the third leg turned into a One Design race. (We won!)
As usual we celebrated with some rum after the race. Mary REALLY liked Doug’s last selection, so there was quite a bit of dancing later at Outriggers when we dinked over for dinner.
Sunday morning we were up early to prep Gimme Shelter for another cruise around the bay.
Our ColdCans had arrived and worked great with their non-skid bottoms, keeping our drinks cold in 95+ degree weather.
It was the perfect day to be on the water with winds ranging from 8 – 12 knots.
Even Dixie Belle had a good time.