Saturday, September 19, 2009

Out at Fort Adams

I went out to Fort Adams today to watch a "parade of sail" associated with this weekend's Newport International Boat Show and a week-long race series. Unfortunately that was the lamest boat parade I've ever seen! Part of the problem was we had a 20-knot wind blowing out of the NW which, while it would have made for a great, if really bumpy, race it wasn't exactly ideal conditions for parading. There were only about six boats, and none of them had their sails up. So after they returned to their berths, I aimed the camera at whatever looked interesting. While the wind may have been too much for a parade, there were some out who decided to get a good piece of that breeze and have some fun!

A nice little yawl out on Narragansett Bay. You can see how strong that breeze was; they never even bothered unfurling the mainsail!

Rose Island Lighthouse, due north from Fort Adams.

The schooner Adirondack II, giving the tourists/passengers a thrill in the stiff breeze.

© 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger

1 comment:

  1. Ah that's a little disappointing but the shots you managed are great. I love windy days on Sydney Harbour the place is awash with yachts.