Planes, trains, and ferries

Today is Sunday.  The Worlds finished yesterday and last night in Livorno, Italy, Deb and I jumped onboard a ferry bound for Barcelona, Spain. We plan to spend the evening and tomorrow am exploring Barcellona before boarding a high speed train back to Seville and Morpheus. 
The cost for all of that compares approximately to the option of flying, but instead of spending the night in the Barcellona airport we had a very nice cabin onboard this ferry!
We are enjoying the trip!!

Jim Gregory 

Etchells Worlds 2013

Well, the worlds are over and the boats are all back on their trailers returning to their home ports in England, Ireland, Italy, France, New Zealand, Australia, and the USA. 
Looking back now, we definitely enjoyed the event, despite our challenges along the way.  Getting black flagged early on was disappointing and put our initial goals for the event out of range. But, with the help of a combination of good luck and some good decisions we finished strong and that certainly helped. 
I had initially hoped to finish above mid fleet. We missed that. But, had the black flag been simply an OCS, we would have finished 20th just above the fold. 
Ultimately, I will remember the event for the very nice sailing conditions, and for the new friends made during the event. Especially the crew and family of “Rapscallion” from Brisbane, Australia. 
Many, many thanks to Kjeld and Diane Hestehave for the opportunity to sail in the event and for their hospitality and company during the regatta!!
Jim & Deb

Jim Gregory 

Etchells Worlds

It’s all over folks!!
No racing today. 
Deb and I are taking a twenty hour ferry to Barcelona tonight. One night in Barcelona, and then a train to Seville   
Should be an adventure!!

Jim Gregory