Tokyo 2020: The Storm before the Test:
Canadian sailing coach Ken Dool has been keeping his passport nearby as his travels take him from the Pan Am Games in Peru to the Olympic sailing venue in Enoshima, Japan. Here’s his report from August 15:
So we have done a little globe-trotting and now find ourselves preparing for the 2019 Olympic Test Event. Way different from a weather perspective, the “Paracas Wind” of Peru has been replaced by the incoming “Typhoon Krosa”.
Today was epic, significantly larger swell than wind strength (8-10 knots and huge swell), humidity temperature topped out at a balmy 43° C, combine that with 31°C water, and it’s like sai…
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Tropical Night at the Duck Dodge:
The Duck Dodge sets a high bar for midweek racing, now a tradition for 45 years on Lake Union in Seattle, WA. Each week there’s a theme… on August 13 it was Tropical Night.
“We had a 60 boat raft-up this week, and after passing the 48 Degrees North beer raft, all the race virgins had to traverse the whole raft-up kissing each boat skipper (or mast, which no-one does),” reports Mike McGuane. “Our three drivers (two men and a lady) were comparing notes and each got several dozen kisses.”