Friday, June 12, 2009

While You're Waiting....

Here's a cool video/picture compilation of the Lido 14 Championships sailed in Newport Beach, CA. - August 2007 (50th Anniversary) with M People's "Color My Life" as background music. Some really nice shots here. The yellow Lido #6240 really stands out. After our first Lido #443, I had a Snipe sailboat (also built by W D Schock Corp) that was that color with a white deck.

Watch for the pair of pelicans. I also like the tug boat in one of the later pictures.

Very nice work. Enjoy.


8 comments:

ladybug said...

Very nice...but watch out for the boom!!...looks like there may have been some collisions too?

Pretty close quarters for that race too...although these boats seem fairly manuoverable (sp?)

Pandabonium said...

Ladybug - well it's called the boom because of the sound it makes when it hits a crew member in the head. ;)

They do get close, but are supposed to avoid contact if at all possible.

Robin said...

Great Video. Thanks for sharing

Pandabonium said...

Glad you enjoyed it Robin.

HappySurfer said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing the video.

Pandabonium said...

Cheers, Happysurfer.

Anonymous said...

That's a pretty crowded harbour, no? Looks like fun, but real hard work!

MF

Pandabonium said...

MF - the race was held at Newport Beach harbor, California. You can search google maps for Newport Beach, CA and take a look at the satellite pic to see how many boats are tied up/moored there. There 52 Lidos in the race!