After a quick stop to pick up some much needed coffee and snacks, as well as our friend and race committee member Melissa’s special coffee (she likes to keep the Starbucks staff on their toes) we made it to the club.
With cruising cast iron frying pan along with an ice box full of water and ice left over from the day before, we left were off. While I drove us out under the lions gate bridge Ken was running around the boat setting up what I can only assume are the flappy things. Feeling quiet pleased with myself getting us safely out into English Bay (not getting too distracted by all the salmon that were jumping), I not only kept the boat into the wind as the main was hoisted, I also avoided all the crab traps while keeping Ken on board.
Really my main goals for the day:
1) Stay on board
2) Don’t hit my head
3) Don’t lose Ken overboard