Friendship and hard work are a big part of Team Velocity. Last week Bailey White was able to work with Alan Friedman at his home port of St Thomas. On a day with gusts into the mid-twenties, Alan’s high end Hobie 16 was the perfect tool to practice tacks and jibes and working steep chop. The following pictures show the small plane airlines service, Cape Air, that provides several trips a day to St Thomas from Puerto Rico. Bailey arrived at 10:00 PM on Tuesday evening.
Alan is VP of the 104.3, the Buzz, and runs the nightly radio show there. He spent Tuesday evening discussing the Tybee 500, Team Velocity, and in particular TVS 1 with Trey Brown and Bailey White. Bailey gave a nice interview at the station.
Driving down from the radio station to the harbor shows incredible views at every turn. St Thomas is incredibly mountainous and steep roads are typical. Here you can see the spin pole mounted on the roof as we drive down to the beach where Alan keeps his Hobie ready to go. Tuesday morning the two spent time getting crisp new white sails sponsored by del Sol beer bent on.
Even though our team is disbursed geographically, we make every effort to work together. In fact, Alan had just traveled to Atlanta the prior week to compete in Spring Fever, the largest multihull regatta in the US.