board: WINDSURFER ONE DESIGN sail: 5.3 EZZY ELITE
085 - Finished 5th in the 12th Canal Crawl which had 11 sailors. Two did not start and everyone else completed the course. Had at least 6 ahead at the start, caught up to David positioned my board on his footstraps and we were wing on wing for awhile in the early part of the downwind leg. Took the shallow water route at the turn into the IWC and had first going into the spoil islands. Dropped to 4th place through the flats with Chip, Patrick and Kevin taking and holding the lead to the finish. Dropped to 6th place early in the last leg as Patrick and Clarence overtook me, managed to stay ahead of Patrick and passed Clarence when he fell in, but he recovered and passed me again to take 4th at the finish. Chip was the winner, Patrick Koch, a first timer took second and Kevin Robbins finished third. It was another great Canal Crawl and many thanks to John for having the group over for burgers and margaritas afterward.