St Petersburg to Isla Mujeres, 2007
In 2007 the Minnow entered the Mexico Race, the Regata del Sol al Sol. It's a race from St. Petersburg, Florida to Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Our crew, or what passed as a sailing crew, was Mike Fullerton, Steven Webster, Mike Webster, and Bob Webster. One of our competitors (who happened to be ahead of us at the time) lost a rudder
off the coast of Cuba. We tied onto them and towed them on to Mexico with our motors. It was a lot easier than trying to drive by hand with a spinnaker up.
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We motored under the bridge to start because of a headwind.
Leaving St. Petersburg
We (Doc Fullerton) caught 1 barracuda, a 21lb blackfin tuna, and a 16lb dolphin.
We also caught a trimaran. Their rudder broke a few miles ahead of us, and we towed them in. That way we
could cross the finish line ahead of them.
The Dubai Crown crossed in front of us. It put out a pretty big wake.
At Isla Mujeres, up the mast.
Our boat is just a bit bigger.
Main halyard and topping lift.