Mike's Great Sailing adventure - Harvest Moon 2017

Photos from the 2017 Harvest Moon sailboat race. Normally this is a race from Galveston Texas to Port Aransas but due to Hurricane Harvey destroying Port Aransas the race this year just made a 100 mile loop out in the Gulf.

Some videos

Underway
Round the last turn - Oil rig in the Gulf
Nighttime
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The start of the race for our division - basically crusier boats with no spinnaker

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We had a great wind!

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Actually, the start was the night before at the Kemah boardwalk

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Marina on Clear Lake where we rented the boat

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Looking forward to the adventure

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Headed out to Galveston Bay at Kemah boardwalk

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The Crew

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Me at the helm driving in the bay to the start of the race

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Sailing out of the bay

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Where we rented the boat

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In the Marina

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Some of the traffic we encountered in Galveston Bay and near the inlet to the Gulf. It's a busy place!

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Had to keep your eyes open at night and always looking - the large commercial traffic does not look much different than a small fishing boat until you get up close

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Tanker turning - we called him on the radio to see what his intentions were. If he had not kept turning we would have been on a collision path

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