|Hula Girl heading out past Point Loma... next stop, Puerto Vallarta!|
|Lookin' lean and fast...|
|Everyone eyeing the sail trim... I like it!|
|Leading off the line...|
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|Just getting going... passing the Coronado Islands|
|More Coronados.... wouldn't see land again for a couple hundred miles!|
|Hula Girl, in her element.|
|Lightening the boat by removing the deadweight... hey, wait a minute, that's me! |
When it got really light, we seized the opportunity for a much needed cleansing swim.
|We were blessed with amazing sunsets and a huge moon for most of the race. |
The nights were truly spectacular.
|Dolphins setting the pace...|
|More of our sleek friends|
|And more. Tons of sea turtles out there, too.|
|No, it's not the same night as the picture above. They were all like this!|
|The Hulagains hard at work.... thanks again team!|
|Sea-life abounds in the Sea of Cortez|
|Stunning days of sailing in warm, warm weather|
|The classic short final run to the finish off St. Francis YC|
|The J105 fleet charging off the line...|
|Racers arriving and prepping at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach|
|Hula Girl from aloft during a rig check... all those bags along the dock are all our sails. The full racing inventory includes 18 sails! Part of the trick is to take a good look at the weather and leave as many as we can behind (some weigh 50 pounds or more) and every little bit that we can make the boat lighter really helps!|