Saturday, October 24, 2009

This is a typical Bahamian sailing smack boat. An old Bahamian I knew named Robbie, who was almost completely blind often sailed one from the Staniel Cay in the Exumas to Nassau (about 85 miles to the NE) and back with only a compass. Each April Bahamian sailors head to Georgetown in the Exumas for the National Family Island Regatta. I have not attended in a long time and I hope that they have kept their tradition and not gone to mylar and kevlar and all the other high tech gadgets that the sailboat racing industry have embraced.


Rob said...

Very nice picture!

Cezar and Léia said...

It must be thrilling to travel all this way with a compass!
God bless you!