I love Baltimore, but you’ve already gathered that, haven’t you? This is one of the reasons I love this place: I went to have dinner with two friends, one of whom lives downtown. As we waited for our third friend, we watched the local sailing club’s Thursday night races. They were starting just 100 yards from my friend’s deck, and they were literally tacking their boats just yards away from us.
We had a chance to watch the start of one of the races, which, if you’re watching from a distance, looks like complete chaos. Certain boats have the right-of-way, and others have to move to give them room. There can be a lot of screaming and yelling, but once everyone’s over the line, it’s all good… unless you hit another boat. Here’s a little video of the start.
To make the evening even better, we got to watch a near-full moon rise above Baltimore’s harbour. It was just gorgeous with the different sailboats, including an old Skipjack, floating on the water. Shortly after that, the famed Domino Sugars sign lit up and cast a beautiful reflection across the water. All in all, a wonderful and magical night with friends.