Monday, May 21, 2007

How it all started

People sometimes ask me how I ever got started sailing and I enjoy telling them about how when I was little I would go with my family every other year to visit my Grandparents and my Aunt and Uncle on Oahu and my Grandpop signed me up for a sailing summer camp at the Kaneohe Yacht Club where I learned how to sail El Toros and Lasers. After that I was hooked and have just been sailing ever since.

Well Tuesday was my Grandpop's 80th birthday. He is doing well and I miss him very much and wish I could go to Hawaii more often to visit with all of my family. Grandpop, I will never forget how much you encourage me happy birthday.

Back in Raleigh for the summer

The Tybee 500 came to an end and the Velocity crew made it back to Raleigh for the summer. The official results from the race are available on the Tybee 500 website. I am back in realeigh for the summer and will be managing the Aerial Robotics Club at NC State getting everything ready for the upcoming competition in Maryland. Trey and Jen are off to Europe for a month of tramping and exploring along with good friend Don. They are sure to have a blast.

I will try to keep up with the blog over the summer especially with the MR340 coming up as well the next event for Team Velocity, the Statue of Liberty Race.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Not EC 300, but Tybee 500

I thought I would put up a quick post for Alan's sake.

If you didn't already know he and his good sailing partner 'Lunch' Trey are currently in the midst of the 2007 Tybee 500 as Team Velocity. After a calm couple of days at the start, things started abrewin' yesterday with some major surf and wind.

To read all about it you can tune into the Team Velocity website which updated by the landlubber side of the Velocity crew; Jen is at the helm of the keyboard and it seems that Ray is behind the lens. Also you can check out the 2007 Tybee 500 website with a good spread of pictures and video from shore. Be sure to check out this video of Team Velocity battling their way through the wild surf.