this past saturday was the Beaver Lake Sailing Club's Christmas and awards party. I don't think I ever showed you last winter's boat haul out/ bottom repair which took place in our driveway. neighbors and delivery guys and sundry all poked fun about it. HEY! we had a hard winter last year, and it was freaking cold. too cold to go and strip, sand, fill and finish the bottom of of 24 ft sailboat (did i get that size right jim?? smirk) i could dig those photos out to post if i must..
so.. their intention was to launch the beautifully clean bottomed boat :) that's where the winter comes in. that boat sat in the driveway till... i dunno, late Spring?? people started suggesting we plant flowers in it! hey.. not a bad idea.. just around the corner from highway, there's an establishment that uses old toilets as planters! strange, maybe... but worth a little chuckle!
but i digress. they missed the Spring series altogether, gathered a new crew and shook out cobwebs during the short Summer season and took 1st place in the Winter series!! a first for Anahi and her crew!
from left to right: Tom, Billy, Jim (hiding) and Dan. Jim and Dan own Anahi with another fellow. I wasn't able to get a shot of Jim until everyone stepped way..
Dan had sailed the boat over from it's dock to the Sailing Club. Jim and Billy want to help Dan cast off. On the way down to the dock, we found a rickety wheel barrel. Stan offered me a ride.. i wasn't sure because it was straight downhill ;) Billy decided to get in and off they went!
here are a few shots of the boats lit up for Christmas.
Dan, with Jim and Billy helping, prepares to head home to the other side of lake. the rest of us fair weather sailors traveled by car!
Jim, ever the devoted sailor, was too busy and involved in his tasks to hear me call him to turn around! along with a chorus of Stan and Billy, he obliged!
and he's off... can't say into the sunset. it was awfully cold and foggy, but sailor Dan endured!
It was a fun evening, good food, good company. next year, watch out everybody!!! the crew was introduced as they were awarded as a "force to be reckoned with"! CoNGRaTuLATiONs guys!