Ready to run!
Our starting signal was this super loud cannon!
Time to hoist the sails and push the boats out into the breeze.
Off they go.
The sailors varied in age from a couple of spry 70 year olds to an 11 year old junior sailor (who came in 4th!). This made us wonder if we should rename the event "Are You Faster Than A 6th Grader?"
At the finish, the racers had to beach their Sunfish and run back up to the starting line, with lots of cheering and encouragement as each competitor arrived. Dave did really well and came in second out of eight boats, which proves that practice makes perfect...well, almost!