For us, a night at the races once meant watching the stock cars at Sunset Speedway north of Toronto, or Evergreen Speedway north of Seattle. Now it means taking in the Hawaii Yacht Club’s Friday night sailboat race. The race starts and finishes in Ala Wai basin where we are moored, and we usually watch from the boat deck. The starts can be pretty exciting as the boats jockey for position, often coming within feet of us and sometimes as close as inches. After watching a recent start one windy evening, we ran the dinghy outside the basin to watch the field race back inside to the finish. Below are some shots of the action.
Heartbeat (yellow hull below and above) and Cazan often race to the wire. Below, Cazan edged out Heartbeat for the win.