Finish

              

         

Homeward Bound

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* credit to www.northanger.com

Preparing the Mast

    

              

              

              

The Dismasting

         

              

              

              

              

              

The Race, New Zealand - March 03, 2003

         

                  

             

             

   

Inside the Cabin During Rollover Test - May 14, 2002

In order to qualify for the Around Alone, skippers must be able to right their boats from within the cabin to simulate the situation where the boat has rolled over. Toronto Star photographer Rene Johnston captured the event by taping a camera inside the cabin and triggering it remotely.
    

Photos Courtesy of: Rene Johnston at the Toronto Star
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Spirit Sails to the Boat Show - January 4, 2001

On a cold and breezy morning, Derek brings Spirit across the bay from Port Credit Yacht Club to the Western Gap, to be greeted by a crowd of helpers, media and onlookers. Despite very bouncy conditions, the tall (62') mast is safely lifted to be stored at National Yacht Club for the duration of the Show.

The boat is lifted shortly after, hosed off, and secured onto the flatbed trailer for transportation to the Show, accompanied by officers of the Metro Toronto Police.

Up she comes


And on to the trailer


More scrubbing


A nice hot shower


Crew up the mast


Derek hangs on ..


Easy does it


0830 .. a cold morning


Derek at work


Newport Sail Trial


Photos Courtesy of: Billy Black at www.billyblack.com