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Archive for May, 2007

A Note from the Skipper!

Jodie and I got back to Maryland last night at around 2:00am.  While it’s nice to be back to family and my girls, I must say it’s kind of depressing as the weather here is cloudy, cold, and little drizzly.  But most depressing of all is the fact that today is the last day of the race, and as […]

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Part of the team heads home

The Pirates team went their separate ways today. Keith needed to return home since his wife, who is seven months pregnant, is recovering from the same virus that Keith had and has been caring for their two year old daughter Mia all week alone. Jodie rode up with Keith, so is helping him drive home […]

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Argh!! Pirates Bow Out

It’s been a really difficult day – a sailor’s nightmare, a photographer’s dream. This morning winds were very strong and the waves were incredible at Jupiter Beach, FL. Everyone was nervous at the start and the racing committee did their best to both caution the teams as well as boost their spirits at the skipper’s […]

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Quick recap of yesterday

Yesterday things happened so quickly that I didn’t have a chance to post anything. It was an auspicious beginning, and I will write about that with more detail later, but they almost didn’t go out at all. Winds were strong, a storm was brewing, Jodie didn’t really feel like she had the strength left to […]

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They’re in!

Jodie and Alec made it in safe and sound around 10:15 tonight. Another team, Team Cat in the Hat, was sailing right along with them so both of our ground crews had company waiting. They were the last two boats in, and everyone was relieved – especially Jodie and Alec! The winds just died on […]

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They’re off!

They got off to a great start at noon today! Keith had some cereal and gave some last minute guidance, and even came down to the beach to see them off.  The conditions are about perfect, there is wind but not too much. Jodie and Alec were both in good spirits and excited, and there […]

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Psyching up

The official Tybee 500 race committee set up today and held registration for all the teams. Jodie and Alec registered as skipper and crew and had their safety inspection. We registered Keith as the alternate sailor so that when he gets better he can join the fray. Keith was still feeling pretty bad today, but […]

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Captain down!

Well, it seems that Keith has the flu, all right. We brought him some chicken broth, ginger ale and crackers for dinner but I don’t think he ate much and if he did it came right back up anyway. If it runs the same course as his daughter’s flu, today will be the worst of […]

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Our team is complete!

I picked Alec’s dad Jim up from the airport this afternoon, so our team is complete! Unfortunately, since Keith isn’t feeling well we decided that it would be best for the four of us to share a room and leave Keith to sort himself out in peace. We had a good afternoon and went out […]

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Getting Ready

After breakfast this morning, Alec, Keith and Jodie started getting the boat ready while I went to get supplies for washing bugs off. By the time I got back, though, they had done a pretty good job without the supplies. The mast is up, the spinnaker is snuffed, and the boat is more than halfway […]

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