Sarasota offshore Grand Prix. 2012

Up close with the race boats at the Sarasota Sun-coast Grand Prix.

Wow. What a day, I haven’t been to the boat races in several years, but I will make a point of going again next year. We had a blast. Took a group out and anchored in a perfect spot. The weather was wonderful and we all had a fantastic day. As you can see we were up close with the race boats.

 

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Sarasota cleaning up after storm

Sailboat on rocks Sarasota Florida

This sailboat was on the rocks at the Island park down town Sarasota.

Well it really wasn’t that bad for me. Thank you God. 🙂
As you can see some people were not so lucky.

The rain and wind have finally subsided as tropical storm Debby moves off through the panhandle of Florida. Now the work of clean up for the Sarasota bay starts. Hopefully the boats that broke free from there moorings and ended up on the rocks will be salvageable. I think a few will be total losses but some will be ok after some TLC.

If there is a lesson to be learned, I think its that preparation is the key. I think most of the boats that ended up on the rocks broke there anchor lines. It seems a shame that a $20 rope could have saved thousands of dollars of damage.

I wish the boat owners the best of luck getting off the rocks and hope there repairs will be miner. Good luck.

Several Sailboats beached in down town Sarasota

Several Sailboats beached in down town Sarasota

Boat sinks in Sarasota marina

Boat sunk at Marina Jacks

Bad day for this boat owner………

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boat sinks in Sarasota marina.
Well its a bad day for this boat owner.
Just go’s to show what even a small storm can do.

We wont be taking our boat out for a few days. going to let this weather clean up.

If your interested in cruising next week give us a call. (941) 809-2388

Or Email info@sunsetcruisesarasota

Check out the website  www.sunsetcruisesarasota.com

If anyone knows what happen please let me know.

I feel so sorry for this owner long road ahead to get this one up and running. Hope they have good insurance.

Not the best weather for cruising

Sarasota sunset in the Gulf of Mexico

Not the best weather for a sunset cruise the last few days…..

Tropical storm Debby has been having it’s way with us for the last 4 days. Just
to long. I mainly feel sorry for the people who are here on vacation. Just
sucks to be you. Sorry

Made me think? What do you do here when it rains for 8 days straight?

Let me know I will add some links to my sunset cruise website.

Anyway till the sun comes out again, here’s a photo I took a week or so ago.
This is what it should be like.

Happy cruising.