Sunday, February 25, 2007
Nothing but the beer light to guide us
Cherry beer - concoction
We are under a severe snow advisory and blizzard white out conditions, but it didn't keep us from dinner out on a Saturday night. The present winter storm has given us a great opportunity to slow the pace down and reflect.
With nothing but the beer light to guide us, Laura and I spent some quality time in front of a raging fire and had a few cocktails.
Enjoying the fire - no pressure
Rules clarification, untested equipment and light air didn't appear to dampen the spirits of Team RAF. They have used every free moment to build, redesign and fabricate their way into what is the world's toughest small boat race - The Everglades Challenge.
I've been following the "Boys" since the inception of their boats "The Rise" and "The Fall". They pretty much have done the impossible and will make it down to the challenge no matter what the E.C. throws at them. ( see the discussion thread about rules, rules changes and new class development on the WaterTribe Website )
Other boats being built that I have been following, wont be on the beach in Fort Desoto. Tridarka, Adventure Trimaran both out.
Keeping it simple: Team RAF and the "Wizard" get'r done
Anyone can make things bigger, more complex. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction. -Albert Einstein