Engine troubles on a sailboat

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“Maria, Maria” named after the owners two grandmothers. Each named Maria.

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Omar Sanchez, Argentine cardiologist and my host for the sailing on Rio de Plata

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Albatross Sailing Club…just outside Buenos aires

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Omar trying to remain cool when we experienced engine problems before setting sail.

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Bruno, the owners son, remains cool during another crisis while sailing.

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Finally we’re underway off the coast of Argentina.

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Mario navigating and steering all while nursing a glass of wine.

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Skyline of Buenos Aires as seen from the river.

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Bruno is aloft double checking our boats flags since we’re pushing the international boundary with Uruguay.

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Omar grabs a few moments siesta after the solving of the engine problems.

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Mario is glad to get back to port in one piece after some of the trials and tribulations of the day.

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