Cherry On Top
Our club had a race from our pier head in Muskegon up to the pier head in White Lake today. A lot of the more serious sailors/partiers are either involved in or attending festivities related to the more august, widely known and much larger Chicago – Mackinaw Race. Today’s race was more “I have a boat, you have a boat, let’s grab the kids and race 12 miles up the coast.”
Our boat was a 43 foot Irwin. Today’s winds varied from 0.0 knots to one gust of 5 knots. We hovered around 2.2 most of the day. That, and the heat, was mildly frustrating but we had a good time anyway. Being sailors we brought a lot of food and snacks to fuel the race and a lot of beer and wine for the motoring back.
No wind. After two hours we broke into the wine. We spit the pits of our Michigan sweet cherries over the rail, drank wine and took turns napping. I played with my food. We thought often of the sailors in that other race dealing with the same conditions. I’m pretty sure they were not drinking white wine and spitting cherry pits.
Life is good.