Posted March 21, 2013
What a total thrill — Blue Water Sailing Magazine has put my photo on the cover of their April, 2013 issue. On newstands now! Get a copy!!
I took the photo during Zihuatanejo Sail Fest this year. Part of this festival, which benefits the underprivileged school children of the area, is a boat parade where all the boats cruise around the bay under sail.
The fun part about this pic is that we know the good folks on both boats. The boat under sail is an Amel 54 ketch called Liebling, with seasoned Mexico cruisers Linda and Jim aboard. I was delighted when they sailed near the pretty turrets and roof-lines of some of the villas in the heart of the bay. Their boat is also in the banner photo at the top of this page along with the schooner Patricia Belle.
At anchor just to the right of the ketch is the Fontaine-Pajot catamaran Rapscullion. Henry, her single-handing owner, has brought her back north this season after cruising the Pacific coast of Central America for a while.
Sail Fest was a great success this year, due largely to the tireless efforts of Pamela Bendall, reportedly raising $67,000 USD to help educate the children of Zihuatanejo.