It is Thursday and we are ready to defend our title. We have to secure a top seat in today's races in order to be a serious competitor come Friday. We are looking good.
We were able to secure a spot from a friend of a friend's yacht so we should have a bird's eye view of the races.!http://community.active.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/7179/KeyWest2009+081.jpg!
As mentioned, Soozal is a King 40 so we were able to gather up all of the King 40 owners and watch from sea as a group...It definitely beats trying to see from land and I am not going lie - I could get use to riding on one of these babies all the time. We had a great view and got right up on Soozal, Hot Ticket and Act One (the three King 40 vessels within the IRC II division).
We ended up with a 1st and a 2nd today, and continue to be the boat to watch. We are all very excited about the big day tomorrow - but know that focus and smart sailing is what it is going to take to beat NGoni - a Mills 40 that seems to unsurpassable heading downwind. With 2,200 less pounds - she is a force to reckon with.
A solid team of the best bunch of guys I have met in a long, long time : ) Go get 'em tomorrow!!!!!
The Bow man up the mast
Helmsman - Dan Woolery and boat owner...Married to "Soozal" - literally, the boat is named after his wife Susan