Boat camping. Day one of the Texas 200, 2020Boat camping on Day one of the Texas 200 sailboat rally. 60 boats and 100 people. 6 days and 5 nights camping on barrier islands on the Texas Gulf Coast/
Port O'Connor to Sunday Beach in my Windrider 17.
Want to thank Brian & Glenn for the help beaching my boat.
Bikes, Boats, Bitches and Beer
2018 Texas 200 - The BoatsSome of the craft that participated this year. Texas 200 - Port Isabel to Magnolia Beach. Some did it in 5 days, some 6. Some didn't make it...all the way. Lots of alternative campsites due to wind conditions. As you can see they are a varied lot. Production, homemade and experimental. Obviously deep keel and shallow draft have their unique characteristics and enjoy slightly different experiences. Hugely different actually.
But they come, and love it, and many come again and again!
This year 45 boats and crews started, 23 finished. Drop out rate is related to wind, waves, injuries and breakages of man and boat. This year took its toll. First two days winds were strong. That's the fun of it! Bring yours, whatever you got.
Two Hundred Miles in a Garage Built BoatFor the fourth year I set out on a sailboat I built in my garage to sail from the southern tip of Texas two hundred miles north to Magnolia beach to eat a boiled shrimp dinner.
Two Hundred Miles in a Ho Made Boat (HD)The 2017 Texas 200 sailboat event done in a 15 foot boat built in a garage.
Music by Ross Bugden https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ
Music by Nicolai Heldas
"Royalty Free Music from Bensound"
Dovekie 21 "Quetzal" on the Texas 200Raw video from the 2018 Texas 200 featuring Gordo's Dovekie 21 sailing smartly on a reach. Wind was in the low to mid teens at this moment as we worked our way upwind on the way to Army Hole on the inter-coastal islands
Building the lightweight bench seats Talking about the fitting of the lightweight bench seats - lets take a look at the first fitting of the test brackets - the frame is there in the background: The carbon fibre was moulded around the edge of the float and then we...