Jarrett, of Red Wing fame, pointed out something really cool that I hadn't thought about. I'm going to race Paul Cayard. Paul Cayard usually races people like Mike Sanderson or Russell Coutts or Torben Grael...you know good sailors.
But this time, he's racing me. To Hawaii. I, of course, have an edge on him. Our boat is slower so we start first. He hasn't even bought his boat yet. And he may or may not have the support of the blogging community behind him while I most definitely might.
There are actually two interesting facets to getting to race Paul Cayard. The first is that if I felt like sailing over to Tiburon on a random Friday night for the beercans, I could race against him fairly often from what I understand.
The other is that I'm racing other pretty famous sailors too. At least on Sailing Anarchy they're famous. Wardog is going, Antony is going, Dylan is going and probably a few others that haven't piped up yet. We're going to have an SA division, first prize will probably be a tiki mug or bottle of rum or something. What we really need is an autographed photo of Paul Cayard for everyone who beats him! Oceanaire' plans to be in that (probably very select) group. As I said, what a race.