Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Starting Line

I got the memory card reader to work so I now have some photos to share.

Here are two of the sailboats in the maze regatta. They are moving along the course nicely, having crossed the starting line without penalty. Below them along the course you can just see the 'keep marker to the port' flag in red.

The Starting Line is at the top of the maze...about twelve feet from the finish line. It is a long a arduous course with a variety of dangers and interesting spots. The sea seems to sparkle in many colors as the sunlight reflects off the water. And the water blends through many shades of blue. In some places, there is a slight reddish color indicating the presence of kelp beds under the water.

The start of the course is marked in a sparkling sea foam green...but it disappears several feet down and it is up to the captains to figure out how to sail the maze and get to the finish line first. The race officials' blue flag hangs at the bottom of the piece to indicate the official finish to the regatta.

1 comment:

jackie said...

Oh wow! I can't wait to see the whole thing! What a long process.