May 16th, 2009Good Bye Volvo Boats
Stardate May 16, 2009
It was time. All good things must come to an end. Donna J – the real thing, was in NY for an event, but I went out into the deep blue sea to watch the Volvo Ocean Racing sailboat leave Boston Harbor. It was a foggy day as these guys headed to Ireland. Also, the race began, which must have been planned for a year, and, while again tuned to channel 67 on the VHF, we heard the announcer say, base on the fact it was too foggy to see them, that an oil taker was coming down the middle of the harbor. Delta Loyd and Telefonica Blue stopped racing and according to the announcer were waiting for the marshals to signal a restart. That never happened and all the boats kept racing. Very strange. I figure all the Bostonian power boaters were just tired of the sailboats and just said, ‘who cares’. Pretty poor form for Boston if you ask me. Anywho, all the boats raced around their respective buoys an headed off to Ireland. It was great to have you all and we look forward to your next stop here on Bean Town!
Posted by Captain Steve
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