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--- In SoundRowers@..., debbie natelson <deborow1@...> wrote:
The Bellingham Bay Rough Water Race was enormous fun -- coupled by lots of wind and waves. Peter must have some sort of secret arrangement with the weather gods. Â Race was extremely well organized, with lots of safety precautions, chase boats/chase jet skis, volunteers galore, great post race food -- and amazing wooden carved boat ornaments (for lack of better word) that hang from a stand - -moving as if dancing on the waves-- compliments of Paul Clements' shop class. Â I thought it would be hard to top last years' dashboard bobble-boats -- more gems from his students -- but these were equally impressive.
The amazing rallying of the volunteers (which includes the Race Directors) at all of our races are half the fun and amazement of SoundRowers. Â It never ceases
to amaze me what incredible races we put on -- all for so LITTLE $. Â I've participated in $35 or $50 events that weren't nearly as good. Â Besides our annual Membership which is the best deal around, Â so much of the success of SoundRowers races are due to the (often thankless), but always generous participation of volunteers. Â So Big Blue Ribbons for all the volunteers that help make SR races such incredible & memorable events.
Attached is a link to some really fun pictures compliments of Dale McKinnon -- who braved the elements out in a power boat to catch us in action. Â In all the wind and waves, some of us look sort of surly (my cache in photos), others -- like they are carefree models for a boat catalog. But no matter what the look on our faces, there are some great action shots that depict the waves and intensity of the race. Â I see great fodder for next years poster. Thank you Dale!Can't wait to see Mike Lampi's as well.
Adrienne -- I want your soup recipe. Yum.
i'm still revved on an
endorphine buzz. Â Hope to see you all next month at Jetty Island Race on April 20th.
--- On Sat, 3/16/13, greyhead@... <greyhead@...> wrote:
From: greyhead@... <greyhead@...>
Subject: [whatcompaddlers] Roughwater Challenge photos are up
To: "whatcompaddlers" <whatcompaddlers@...>, "BBOP" <bboutrigger@...>
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9:01 PM
To see photos of the race today, go to: http://greyhead.imgur.com and click on the Roughwater Classic album.
â€œOne must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.â€�
â€• Will Rogers