"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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mac Schedule

Because of travel and other distractions (lack of water, Chicago's marinas not opening because of OWS, etc.) Bootlegger hasn't left for Lake Michigan...yet. I haven't nailed down a departure date, but will let everyone know as soon as possible when I have one. Here are the dates that you'll want to put on your calendar:

  • Saturday & Sunday, July 7 - 8  -  We'll have a practice, do a million chute changes, MOB, try our watches out, try out different food, etc. Depending on the weather I would like to go sailing Saturday morning and practice MOB drills, then go for a long sail to....depends on the weather, which would include a night sail. Then Sunday return to the harbor. Joe and I will probably go up on Friday.
  • Saturday, July 21st - The start of the Mac Race. You'll probably want to get to the boat on Friday to participate in the pre-race chaos. I'll try to have the boat on the end of the pump out pier till about 9 PM Friday night, but then I'm going to move it to the mooring in order to get a good nights sleep. Joe and I are heading to Chicago on Wednesday, July 18 in order to take care of the required last minute paper work and to get the tracker installed. I'll post more information as soon as possible.
  • Wednesday, July 25 - We leave the island for the trip back to Chicago. I'm not in a hurry so we'll probably not be back in St. Louis until Wednesday, August 1. Joe and I are the only one's doing the return trip as of now, which is plenty, but anyone else is welcome. I'll post the bus back to Chicago information as soon as the race committee makes it available.