"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester when asked why he carried so much alcohol on his solo sail around the world.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Scheduling Issue

I just found out that May 19-21 Chicago is the host of the NATO/G8 Summits, and that they are expecting "tens of thousands of demonstrators." In the past Grant Park, right across from our mooring, has been a place for protesters to gather. Needless to say that makes the boat is an easy target and by being on it we represent the 1% that they oppose. I have no concerns about the boats safety or ours while at the mooring, it's the trip to the boat and getting the boat to Chicago that concerns me.

We'll want to make sure that the boat is in Chicago before the protest began, take the train instead of driving for any practices to avoid car damage, skip sailing that weekend, or maybe plan on doing an overnight sail. Right now I'm very flexible and open to any suggestions, but we probably shouldn't schedule anything until we see how this plays out.