Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Back to almost Normal

I started this blog a little over a year ago to document my adventures in sailing and the outdoors so that I could show others some of the things I have done and whenever I meet someone and we get to talking about sailing, racing, or whatever, I usually end up giving them our site to go check out. When Team RAF was created, I devoted the site to the team. Now that the EC is over (at least for this year) I am just going to continue to post about things that I am doing and Matt, Chris and Mike are welcome to add to the stories. (Left, pic from a 15 mile paddle on jordan lake last sunday. )

Things are mostly back to normal in the world of team RAF. The boats are resting, and we are back in the grind of school work and projects. As for the boats, we have been contacted about possibly selling one of them and we are still talking about it. Right now it looks like Matt and Chirs are interested in keeping one of them and procuring a second trailer for its transport. I with my lonely hobie 18 in the driveway would like to get my trailer back to its original owner. The other boat could possibly be on the market in the near future.

International Rolex Regatta: The results have been in, Trey and I placed 4th in our class (Results, scroll to the bottom) on the boat we chartered "WAR". Among those we sailed against was Enrique Figueroa, a legend in sailing and national hero in Puerto Rico. Let me be one to say...holy crap this guy can sail fast! We were happy with our performance and Saint Thomas was an amazing place to visit. Thanks to Eric, Rachel, Heineken-Adam, Buzz-Alan, Christina , and The good doctor Tobin for everything. What a blast. Trey and I collected over 2 hours of video from inboard the boat this is being edited for your viewing pleasure soon. If you can't wait, there is some video of us on Day 2 (Saturday) at http://www2.blogger.com/www.t2p.tv just click on "Rolex regatta" but you have to log-in to view.

Spring Fever: This Easter weekend, Trey and I and a lot of other sailors from NC State will be going down to Lake Hartwell, GA for the 10th annual Spring Fever Regatta. A great time and LOTS of boats. I think we have around 100 catamarans signed up this year. Trey and I will be sailing the Nacra 20. It will be good to be back on our own boat. Here is a picture of Jen and I sailing a hobie 16 at last years Spring Fever Regatta. I don't remember how we placed but I do remember that it was fun.

Missouri River 340: In other news, I just signed up for the MOR 340. A 340 mile canoe and kayak race that takes racers down the twisty Missouri river from Kansas City to St. Charles all the way across the state of Missouri. Oh yeah, and you have to finish in under 100 hours. I have started training on a Kruger DreamCatcher and will likely borrow a Kruger SeaWind for the race from my good friend Stan who lent Team RAF the carbon ZRE paddles during the EC.

Look forward to some good pictures, video and trip reports in the coming weeks.