When a colleague at Convoq suggested helping him sail his boat in the Figawi race what could I say but "yes." This race from Hyannis to Nantucket has been going on for 34 years and marks the beginning of the New England sailing season. I hadn't raced since my student days but, hey, in the Internet era one can always download a copy of the racing rules. The rules hadn't changed much, but the boats had gotten larger and more expensive. There are few things that concentrate the mind like millions of dollars worth of fiberglass converging around the first mark. In spite of our lack of recent experience we managed to finish in the middle of our division and enjoyed a fun weekend on Nantucket.
The partying on the island has been called Spring Break for adults which I would say is an accurate description. Amidst all the partying we did manage to get some work done on the boat and enjoyed an excellent dinner at Company of the Cauldron.
Pictures are here.