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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Here we are at the annual Chattanooga Choo Choo at Privateer Yacht Club. Ben is smiling, and we are having fun, but my goodness! The sailors here keep joking that it is monsoon season....
We drank many, many toasts to Charlie Fowler, a sailmaker, former Flying Scot district governor and founder of the Dixie Lakes District, who died April 21. We will all miss him very much.
Everyone else was hanging out at the clubhouse. We put Sophie in and then dashed for cover as the skies opened again!
Can you see the rain spewing off the boom?!That's us sailing in a downpour!
We've sailed in all conditions at Chattanooga but it is safe to say this is the wettest we've ever been. Still, we got in three races yesterday and after the first few squalls it turned into a surprisingly pleasant sailing day. I just hope all my gear dries out so I can put it all back on and do it again today!