|Our skipper, Dan, and Zanne as Zoe|
My biggest concern before even heading down to the boat, however, was the weather. In the morning the wind around work was blowing hard. Even at lunch, I felt like I was going to be blown down when I went outside. I checked the weather station at Lake Union Crew, and the wind on the lake was gusting up to 22 knots! In the afternoon the wind died down. Then there was a downpour which gave way to a steady rain. I did not want anyone to be a soggy Muppet on the rainswept deck of a heeled-over boat. Yet none of this came to pass. The rain had totally stopped by the time we reached Fremont, and the wind was actually very light. By the time we'd run the course, the wind, in fact, was nearly calm, and we ended up motoring in.
|The Opus and the skyline|
|Spinnakers are always photogenic|
|The sun sets in Fremont|