Sunday, May 15, 2011


The tall ships and racing yachts were a spectacular sight just as  as I anticipated at the Charleston Harbor Fest on Saturday. There is no place else I would rather be, than at a beach , on a boat or on a dock. If you have followed by blog from the beginning then you already know about my love affair with the sea, and have been a boater all my life. These boats are on the last leg of the race that started in La Rochelle, France The Charleston Maritime Center played host for the last leg of the
 Velux 5 Oceans  Race.The racers will cross the Atlantic back to La Rochelle, France where the race began in October of last year. Fans and well wishers waved flags and cheered the skippers on as they set sail to to their final destination. The Velux 5 Oceans is the ultimates solo challenge is racing.It consists of 5 grueling ocean sprints over a 9 month period. The skippers have already sailed from Europe to Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope. Then off to the the Ocean of Wellington New Zealand, on to the most remote spot on earth. Then was the most dangerous Cape Horn , all this before braving the elements of  dangerous weather patterns up to  Charleston! Theses guys rock and are truly amazing athletes. Safe travels and Godspeed to all the skippers!



michelle said...

What an amazing thing to see Linda! I Love your photos, the boats are beautiful! They used to have the Chicago to Mackinaw races, not sure if they still do, but we would be able to see them go by some years on Lake Michigan and they were just beautiful! I would love to sail on one of those one day. :)
Have a wonderful week my friend!

Stitchfork said...

We used to go years ago when living in Charleston. Always a fun event! Great photos Linda!
xo Cathy

Cynthia@ Beach Coast Style said...

wow!!! i love these photos and the rope knot I want one of those. Looks like you had a great time thanks for sharing this. I have this thing for sail cloth don't know why just think it's heavenly and those boat photos are beautiful.

Heather @ DIYdujour said...

I am in Norfolk, Virginia, a very nautical town as well! Our Harborfest is the weekend of June 10! I just love the tallships.