Sunday, May 3, 2009

CANOE RACES

For the last couple of weeks I've been spending my evenings out paddling at the pier to get ready for the tenth annual Businessman's Regatta. I did the race last year and had a blast, so when I was asked to paddle again this year I jumped at the chance. The first regatta ten years ago had only twelve teams but has grown larger with each passing year. This year there were fifty teams, with six people per team.


Waiting for the race to start


Me with friends Jody and Karen, still waiting for the race to start


Trying to get into canoe


Heading out to the start line



Video of the first race


Just after the first race

There were four teams racing at a time, and my team came in second out of the four teams that were in our heat. Then there was a long wait to see how we did overall.
My women's team ended up being in the top four, so we made it into the finals.


The finals race

We ended up taking third in the finals. All in all, it was a fun day, too much sun, sore muscle, but a lot of fun.


Bringing the canoe in after the race


Another shot of bringing in the canoe



Putting the canoe away


My personal cheering committee and photographer, Randy


The second half of my cheering committee, Rebecca



Photographer Rebecca took this picture



At home showing off my medal