And it was a dark and stormy night.... and then the boats got in! CanCanDeux, Painkiller 4, Regardless, Fineline, just to name a few. And the sailors were wet, yet parched. And they dried off, and did drinketh! And happiness was upon the land of Fudge and horse poo, and the next morning...
there were boats
and more boats
and lots of wet things that needed to be dry.
and lots of dry
And behold - for there was An Awards Party!.
And Sugar Cane had been turned into Rum! For truly, a miracle had occurred! The tired, became more tired! The sober, became less so!
Regardless took a 5th in section, which is pretty damn fine what with 25 boats in their section. But last year, they took a first. By a LOT. So the bar was high, but hey, at least a flag to fly on the forestay (cuz Regardless doesn't have enough of THOSE, snort).
And the party continued, and there was much rejoicing. Or something. Drinking Rum.
Look, matching outfits! Yes, no fashion faux pas is too much for the team spirit of Team Regardless! (that's me on the far left -shudder-). And what else are we doing? Drinking Rum.
The Team, doing what they do best (that's Bill W, OddJob and Tim M). Yes, Drinking Rum.
Corky even brought Betty Boop to the party (she was on the sail up - lucky her. Not.)
A lovely sunset dinner with the Team. With wine. Lots and lots of wine.
Awards given out by CJ and OddJob (yep, you win CROC Jewelry. Yes, they actually MAKE this stuff...)
Just to give you some idea of what we have to live up to on this boat - this is one of the owners, C. He's just been give a dinosaur piece of Croc Jewelry (no mercy here). This is the guy we send UP the mast when something goes wrong (better him than me) and in the winter, he relocates to Colorado, where he is a ski instructor 6 days a week at Breckenridge. The guy is SEVENTY-TWO. As in actual people years. Blows the rest of us away.
Finale - a great fireworks display that evening. Ooooh, aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh.
On the ungodly long drive home, we spotted this sign at a gas station:
Seriously - they can keep it.