Ask the men and women of the Austin Yacht Club what they're all about,
and they'll tell you, in no uncertain terms, they're about sailboat racing.
"No polished brass or varnished mahogany," just a middle class group
of people that value friendships and good family fun.
The Austin Mystique recently rode along on "Chase One" for a
photographic glimpse of what this racing group is all about.
We tried to capture that spirit in our essay below.

They swiftly sailed their ships ... like portraits in the wind.

photo photo
Observers watched their favorites .. while Captains plotted their win.

The horn was sounded,
the crews made ready, the
sails had summoned the wind.
Standing together on the deck ..
we watched the "Regatta" begin.