Re: Bellingham Inaugural Regatta - June 15, 2013
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If you wanted to be fair, you would acknowledge that you have also never been to a sprint regatta that has had an SUP category, or an Outrigger Canoe category, or a Surf Ski category (except for outrigger-specific sprint regattas).
As a long time Sound Rowers junkie, I have become all about inclusiveness. I think it is more fun and better for the world of amateur watersport.
So I think it's great that this event is way more inclusive than the typically narrow-focused USACK sprint regatta, and because of that I bet it'll be way more fun. Which makes me feel it's even more unfortunate that this fund-raiser's inclusiveness was not extended to the world of sea kayaking, which has more active participants in the northwest than the other three paddlesports combined.
Of course I am Pollyanna enough to also wish that, as they extended their inclusiveness to SUP, Outrigger, and Surfski, they did so also to Dugout canoe, as the Bellingham area can boast of some of the greatest dugout sprinters in the world.
On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 8:37 PM, Vadim Kin <v.kin@...> wrote: