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Ahhhh, the Youth of our World





This past week, July 14-21 Corpus Christi hosted the Youth Sailing World Championships!! [One of sailing's largest events] Altho there wasn't too much news coverage locally, Bud and I were on the seawall walkway one morning, early, and we 'ran into' the setting of the Sailing World!! Represented were 66 countries. At the time we were walking, it was too early for any events held on the water, but there was some activity. Breakfast was being served in a fenced off area for the contenders...some teens and young adults [ages 14-18 I believe]  were working on their boats, preparing for the day's racing....while others were walking the stretch and conversing in groups under the shade of the miradors. Still, a few locals were perusing the area with cameras in hand. I suppose some of the city's residents planned on making a day of it outdoors in the dangerous heat by mid-afternoon. Not for me and Bud, tho. We finished our walking time and headed for the car with the air conditioning on full blast before we made it out of the parking lot!!

As we made our way along the bay's corridor I took a few pictures:





Each sailboat has the country:  such as - CHI [Chile], ARG [Argentina], AUS [Australia] and 63 other countries.  Flags of each country lined the area.






We met up with a team from Brazil.
"Boa Sorte"!!...
[good luck in Brazilian Portuguese]





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34 comments :

  1. the photos are gorgeous, the colors so beautiful and so is that team at the end... now I know why the title.. ahhh our youth and that is good...

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    1. Yep, the young are so excited about most everything...it's catching.

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  2. I had no idea there was a Youth Sailing Competition but of course there would be one! It looks like they had a beautiful day for it. (But OMG how hot it has been!)

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    1. The whole week they were here was good for sailing...breezes & hot...but good none-the-less.

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  3. Love to see young people outdoors and doing active, healthy activities. Nice post.

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    1. Me too...tho, some I talked with that could speak English said it was very hot here in America. 😊

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  4. I understand the heat. In Fort Worth, we are burning up and no relief in sight. We do not know what rain looks like. Loved spending sometime with the boaters.

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    1. Oh, I know just what you mean about the heat!!

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  5. Great shots. As usual. :-)

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  6. It is so easy to forget that there are so many kids involved in wonderful activities. Easy to become jaded...this is the stuff that often forge better relationships among countries in the future.

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    1. Jaded ... sadly, yes. Seems much too much these days.

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  7. What fun to run into this! All the flags are glorious! If only we could all get along together like these flags do!

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    1. Your thought of the flags is intriguing.

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  8. What a fun thing to see! I love all the flags!

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    1. I wish we coulda stayed for some of the racing.

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  9. I remember watching that when we lived down there. I was lucky enough to get pictures with both the world champion and 1st runner up that was something!!!
    Every Wed while down there I went to the bay (downtown Corpus) and watched the MORF races do they still have those? I actually took photographs for them for nearly 6 months that was a blast! thanks for always making my memories that much more special hard to believe I have been gone from down there 14 yrs seems like a life time ago

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    1. The last time America hosted this competition was 1996...but, I don't know if it was here.

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  10. It's nice to hear about young ones doing things like this. Too often it's about the negative things they do.

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    1. The media most always dwells on the negative! Sadly.

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  11. Beautiful pictures, Annie. I just returned from Cape Cod and will be posting more.

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    1. How exciting...beautiful area of USA

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  12. What gorgeous photos of the sail boats love all the flags flying in the wind
    Hugs madi and mom

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  13. Madi sends nose taps to Isaiah

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    1. Right back atcha Madi!🐱

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  14. Beautiful photos of an exciting event

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  15. That is a very big competition. Very exciting for the young sailors to be taking part.

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    1. That is true, on both accounts!

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  16. Your photos are lovely; you have a creative eye.

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