Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Changing from Flip Flops to Flannel as We Head North

Well, I meant to post this final entry a few days ago, but what with getting home, doing laundry, getting food poisoning, things got a little backed up.


The first thing to say is CONGRATULATIONS to Mike and Jen Faugust for trophying at the Midwinters! I missed the trophy ceremony (gnashing of teeth here, long boring story) so I'm not really sure what happened, except that there was a protest and places tumbled around in ways I was not anticipating. Mike and Jen finished seventh, winning a tie breaker with Ryan Malmgren and Kris Smith. Considering the number of Florida boats in the top 10 we Midwesterners have a lot to be proud of, with the Faugusts and Ryan finishing in 7th and 8th, respectively. Go Team!

Meanwhile, we had a pretty leisurely drive home, skirting Atlanta by going on some kind of crazy back roads. I'm not 100% sure we saved time, but it was scenic and we didn't feel like we were in a parking lot, so my sanity was intact! We dropped Sophie at Chattanooga's Privateer Yacht Club in anticipation of our next regatta, the Chattanooga Choo Choo (April 25 &26, come one come all!). By the time we hit Chattanooga we also had changed from flip flops to jeans and flannel. But when we got home our daughter kept exclaiming how tan we were, so I guess we really did travel south and have the time of our  lives last week...or was it all a dream?

Also, a quick plug for our new Mad spinnaker (#5897), which Ben designed. In this photo you'll also see Ryan's new spinnaker (#6077), also extremely attractive. Does it make you want a new sail, perhaps?!

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