Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lovely Days at The Volvo Ocean Race at Fan Pier Boston

Yesterday was chilly, however the Harbor breeze made for an excellent day for a sail. Ericsson was out and about doing courtesy cruises.


We had a steady stream of youth programs in the afternoon.


While Puma's Moth Team offered up sailing clinics for area college sailors.


They topped off the evening with an event at Puma City to illustrate what's hot in sailing.


During the day, we see a steady stream of guest.


The Harbor Walk is never quiet as people mill about all day long to watch the guys work on the boats and rigs which are literally laid out along the path.





Behind the scenes all are getting ready for the In Port and Pro Am races. The teams are preparing the boats and we are working on logistics which ensure a good weekend of racing gets off.

This is the first time I've been so involved with the Race Management and turning into an incredible learning experience. A lot to consider, for example, this is a shipping port and sometimes very large ships make for an interesting day. Especially when it's one so heavily regulated as the Liquid Natural Gas Tanker!!! This beauty almost coincided with Green Dragon's arrival the other day.


It's been a lovely stop-over thus far, even with the yo-yo weather (hard to dress when it's 90 one day and below 60 the next!) There is always something going on, which makes everyday a unique one. Come on down!

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