The end of Wednesday Night Racing 2014

The Wednesday night final race -- wind was light, but breezier out in the Bay. It was a very close start.
The Wednesday night final race — wind was light, but breezier out in the Bay. It was a very close start.
The fleet of raceboats all heading to their windward mark. Boats try to position themselves to cross the start line when the horn blows.
The fleet of raceboats all heading to their windward mark. Boats try to position themselves to cross the start line when the horn blows.
Aboard Woodwind II, Captain Jen and Andy decide on the starting position.
Aboard Woodwind II, Captain Jen and Andy decide on the starting position.
The fleet of race boats lining up to cross the starting line. The skill is to get as close as you can before the horn blows, while other boats block your wind or try to force you off course.
The fleet of race boats lining up to cross the starting line. The skill is to get as close as you can before the horn blows, while other boats block your wind or try to force you off course.
Captain Ken is so excited that he was able to pull off a tight rounding. He caught up in a significant manner and he is now in the lead!
Captain Ken is so excited that he was able to pull off a tight rounding. He caught up in a significant manner and he is now in the lead!
Woodwind II hugs the marker as it turns to begin the next leg of the race
Woodwind II hugs the marker as it turns to begin the next leg of the race
Another race boat is catching up
Another race boat is catching up
Schooner Woodwind has been passed
Schooner Woodwind has been passed
And Wednesday Night Races comes to a close for 2014. Schooner Woodwind ended up winning this race against Woodwind II, ending this year's series 8-7.
And Wednesday Night Races comes to a close for 2014. Schooner Woodwind ended up winning this race against Woodwind II, ending this year’s series 8-7.

Schooner Woodwind is a 74-foot sailing yacht and now returns to its regular life as a charter boat. The owners of Woodwind, Captain Ken and Ellen Kaye, were public school teachers, who decided to retire while still young (after teaching for 25 years). Woodwind II was featured in the movie, “Wedding Crashers”. Click here for information about the charters.

 

 

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