TRAVELS WITH GREASE AND PADDLE
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
On Saturday morning, I went with my colleague Paul to this lovely little marina filled with Hobie Cats. We scrubbed the Swedish winter off of one of them, and rigged and launched it.
Paul, "The Flying Dutchman", a former world-class rower is now entered in a world class Hobie Cat race from Stockholm to Finland and back. He has no business doing this. So begins his "training".
I got to hang in the trapeze, a new experience. We had some great puffs of wind and the boat really took off. Too soon, it was time to return to work and rig the trailer for Gothenburg.