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A point-to-point race on Thursday – delayed one day due to high winds.  But light winds today.  We’re on Rage.

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A Class A traditional Bahamian racing sloop built on Man O’ Way Cay, to our north.  All wood, low water-line, lots of sail, no electronics, no hydraulics, no winches.  And beautiful.

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Goldwin is helping on the foredeck.  I’m on the forward prie, as always.

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Above, is Rage at the start.  And, below, here we are, riding twelve feet high over the Sea of Abaco.  The higher the prie, the bigger the smile.

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Sailing – flying – over that gorgeous turquoise water (taken from my precarious perch on the prie).

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With light wind, only one person is needed to slide out on each hiking board.    Today, there is a woman on each of the pries – possibly a first.

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I’m on the right.  We are diligent about keeping Rage at just the right angle to maximize her speed through the water – the leeward rail at water level.

Far out on the prie, I’m taking a picture of my friend Will, who is always taking pictures of us, including all these amazing pictures, and who runs the mark boat, which sets the marks for the course.

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What a way to spend the day – perfect.

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So much fun.  P.S.  Happy Birthday, Sandy.

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