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Home Capt.s Qtrs My Vans My Cats Beach Van Storm Sailing Nats 1998 X-Mas 98 Aground !! Sail to Mexico

Hurricane Georges

Sept 26, 1998

Hurricane Georges passes close to our area, close enough to evacuate our island, not close enough to cause serious damage, so as the threat was ending and the winds were still up we gathered up a hearty crew with instuctions that stated..

"We are not turning back, so bring a bucket if you think you might have a seasickness problem or catch the next public sail"

We then prepared the yacht from the previous Hurricane ready state, no sails, double lines, etc. and 2 hours after the call ...and after the news crews came by for a visit, of which we could not persuade to go! oh well...here's the pics

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Heading out was fun, now thru the shorebreak & into the Gulf of Mexico

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Now for some real fun stuff...

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What it looks like when you fall overboard...\/

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Now for some Bosun Chair riding on the way in...

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Background...Everyone on this sail is either a charterboat captain, crew, or something from varied backgrounds...Join the crew at Dolphin Landings and you too might make the next storm sail...

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