Saturday, June 18, 2011
Inspiration from the J-Class Regatta, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
The family went on a mini-vacation this past week to Newport, Rhode Island where we witnessed these beautiful boats in action. They are J-Class sailboats. Each is about 125 feet long and they have masts over 165 feet. They are gorgeous and enormous to watch. JK7 Velsheda raced J5 Ranger in two awesome races around the Newport harbor. The regatta, however, continues until Father's Day.
The sheer amount of fabric in the spinnaker is breath-taking when seen under these almost perfect conditions. I wonder what quilting inspiration will come from all the photos of this adventure. Stay tuned to find out!
Here are some websites for the professionals who were along for the ride: