Monday, June 22, 2015

Two Great Races, Amazing Dinner

Race committee did an outstanding job running two hour-long races for the first two qualifying races of the Flying Scot NAC. The promised seabreeze made an appearance and winds were moderate but fairly steady out of the south/southwest. 
All three Midwest District boats (us, Frank and Marianne, Ryan Malmgren and Kris Smith) were in the blue fleet so we duked it out all together both races. Competition was tough, with many crowded mark roundings. 

At the end of the day the top five boats were separated by only three points, with four-time NAC champion Jeff and Amy Smith Linton in the lead. Among Midwest District boats, Ryan and Kris had the best day, but just wait until tomorrow!!

Results can be found here:

And THEN!! 
We had such a fun dinner! It was a progressive beer crawl, which I wasn't sure about. I imagined it would be too hot to sit and eat outside, but a small storm came by and lowered the temperature at least 10 degrees. Besides, the crawl was going to start with appetizers at Molly and Corky Hadden's house. We know Molly and Corky because they come up and we always go down to Chattanooga, so we definitely wanted to stop by. When we arrived, that segment was almost finished, but we saw the keg mounted somehow on a sunfish and towed by a golf cart. Before we knew it, a cannon went off, an a capella group began singing sea chanties and we all marched down the road to the next house! There we had an amazing meal of fried fish, okra, hush puppies, red beans and rice. Scrumpdilycious!! Then the sea chanties started up again and we marched on for dessert (sno cones) which were set up along the beach. So, as the sun set, we sat enjoying a light breeze and a beautiful view and our friends.
That was definitely a one-of-a-kind event that we'll be talking about for a long time. Thank you BWYC!

Sea Chanters (mostly in blue shirts) singing Sea Chanties

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