Friday, June 05, 2009

No wind, no race, no problem!

Last night we got the usual August weather (except for the temperature!) at the beginning of June!

There was NO wind last night. None. Zilch. Nada.

I even opined that there was LESS than no wind; that we had in fact entered into a vacuum not unlike the total airlessness of deep space!

However, the lack of total suffocation and immediate death of all hands quickly put that rumor to rest.

That's not to say we didn't move...the current carried us from the vicinity of the committee boat Spirit toward the rocks on the south end of Charles I. at a rate of .3 to .4 kts. After nearly an hour of the drifting, the RC called it a night. We had already packed it up by then and were motoring in (photo above).

Joining us this week was Janel, Derek, Lee, Bruce from the boat in the slip next to us, and Elisabeth.

Next week is the Woman at the Helm race! We hope to have a large crew turnout in support of Joyce.

...and I really can't believe that I sound as much like a dick as Janel makes me sound when she imitates me barking at the crew!


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