Wednesday, January 16, 2008

100th Chicago - Mackinac Race

As I write 31 boats entered in the "Cruising Division" with a total of 376 entries. The rumor is that they will cap the entries at 400. Last year there were only 16 boats in the division and only 8 finished. Unfortunately we were not one of them. We lost electrical power and had to retire. It looks like we will have a bit more competition this year than last. BTW - this is the second year that the Chicago -Mackinac race has had a cruising division. The other great news is that there will be transponders on 100% of the boats this year so you will be able to track our progress against everyone else. We carried a transponder last year but not every cruising division boat carried one. We are so pumped even though the race is months away!

Crash!

It has been raining most of the last three days. Everything is slippery. It is well known among cruisers that falling down the companionway ...