|Ready! Set!! Sperry Charleston RaceWeek!!!|
|Even the pirates wear a bow tie in Charleston|
The forecast for light winds in the morning had most folks looking for the sea breeze to fill in by noon and boost the inshore racing. My fate took me to the offshore race courses, and everyone was pleasantly surprised to see that strong and fresh breezes were blowing already by the 10 a.m. race start! All sailboat racers like to go fast, but the stronger the wind the more a racing team's skill set is under the microscope. We saw one team go from first place to last place when they came around a buoy and then their spinnaker sail failed to deploy, causing one viewer to say it looked like they were trawling for shrimp.
|Sailing Crew from Augusta enjoying the Shore Party|
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|Cats really do like water?!|