Sunday, July 01, 2007

First Place

A great weekend for Team Velocity.

Congratulations Trey Brown and Alan Stewart (my son), 1st sailboat over the line in the 2007 Statue of Liberty Race. It's considered a fairly challenging race, ~40 miles in an area known for variable winds, strong tides and currents, and busy marine traffic in the NY harbor channel (cruise ships, barges and tugboats, ferries, fishing and recreational boats). Rounding the Statue of Liberty, surrounded by the Manhattan skyline is a view that would make up for the races challenges.

Alan called us this afternoon to report they were the first boat in and will take 1st place in their division (~10 other Inter-20's). With ~50 boats in all, we won't know their overall place till all the finishing times and handicaps are calculated. It's supposed to be a real fun weekend, sponsored by the Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club, there's camping on the beach, band's playing, beach parties, and an after race celebration.

Of course this means Alan is not putting in any miles paddle training for the MR340 canoe and kayak race (he's registered in solo men's). He didn't train for the 2007 WaterTribe Everglades Challenge either, and Team RAF did quite well. Oh to be 21 again!

I on the other hand spent the weekend paddling my Kruger Dreamcatcher on the lake, it was hot, hot, hot. I'll finish up my MR340 training with another a 20-25 miler on Wednesday the 4th, playing in all the motorboat wakes, then another 15 miler next Sunday.

1 comment:

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 said...

Sweet!! I'll second the being in my 20's again!! Congrats!!