The Quest starts it's Around
the World Voyage
with the Del Rey Yacht Club
International Yacht Race to Puerto Vallarta
a crew like this how could we miss??!!
Standing: Jim, Ann, Lindsey & Kim.
Seated: Captain Scott and the Admiral, Jean
big "Q" under gennaker. Whenever everything's just right and the boat's
sailing well nobody's around to see it. EXCEPT, in this case Mickey
Scheinbaum captured this image on a beautiful sailing day on the second
leg of the race.
our trusty watch captain keeps us on track! Here Jim keeps us on course
with his computer formulas.
was the master trimmer. When she was trimming the Quest was surging
forward! (Kim's photo)
was the heart of our foredeck. Lindsey, our navigator, is the second
mate on a square rigged vessel. He devised the strategy for our downwind
sail: PUT UP MORE CANVAS!
Domestic Godess takes the helm! Ann Ach, recipient of the Marina del Rey
Yachtsman of the Year award for 2004, was a great asset to our sailing
sleeps while Scott watches. Is this what yacht racing is about?
the panga to town in Turtle Bay is an adventure! Here's Jean, Ann, Kim &
Lindsey ascending the ladder to the pier.
the second leg we went into Santa Maria to anchor. (right) This was the
beautiful sunrise the next morning.
visit to Bahia Magdalena is a highlight of the trip. (left) Better known
as "Mag Bay," this stopover allowed us to view grey whales up close and
personal. (Ann's photo)
great photo from Ann. (right)
Photo) That does it!!! I'm getting a new camera with a quicker shutter
behavior of these whales was remarkable! These four whale photos are
from Ann Ach. Pretty neat, don't you think? (right)
to land our catch is a group effort! We didn't do as great as we hoped
on the fishing leg, but we sure had fun trying.
launching the battle flag! (Kim's photo) Now we're really getting
serious!!! (About yacht racing, that is!).
Turtle Bay Lazy Bones was in hot pursuit! (left) She's the boat with the
green & white gennaker. When the wind died and the sun set our strategy
was to run away and hide from our buddy boat, Lazy Bones. Because we
made a better radar target than they did, we thought we had lost them.
Unfortunately, that was NOT the case and they dogged us right to the
finish line, coming in first to our second!! This is the third time
Scott has come in second in class in the D.R.Y.C. race to P.V. - don't
know what that says!
were honored by the presence of local dignitaries and the Mexican drum
and bugle corps. At the final awards ceremony Quest came in second in
her class. The trophies are seen on the table on the right. They were
handmade glass images of the race logo.
final dinner/dance was held outdoors next to the beach. This was a
gorgeous evening, great music and sit-down buffet dinner. It couldn't
have been more perfect. It's perfection was exemplified by the evening's
local crane (I think!). (Kim's Photo)
signature photo op from Puerto Vallarta. (Kim's Photo) (left)