Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Weekend Review: Boat Racer Edition

Last weekend I officially became a boat racer! You are probably thinking "you race boats all the time" but this time it was different. Tyson and I entered a sanctioned boat race called Lake Race at the Lake of the Ozarks. This means we have to follow a bunch of rules, a strict schedule, and I can't get drunk like I usually do at the lake. I don't do well with any of those things but I obliged. I'm so glad I did because it was an awesome experience!

This is the boat we raced. It's a 42' Skater.
I had to get in to a FREEZING cold swimming pool and show that I knew had to swim and wade in water.
We had to do a physical examination each morning before the races. This included my pulse, blood pressure, and a breathalyzer.
Beautiful day on Saturday before the races!
This is our Simrad GPS showing our tracks. We did six laps on a 4.5 mile course.
Here is a picture of us racing!
The event was at Beaver's at the Dam in Lake Ozark.
So neat watching the cranes pull the boats out of the water.
Mallory and Seth came to watch me race! I was so glad they came to cheer us on! After we finished the race on Saturday we went for a boat ride to Horny Toad for dinner. We had a great time!
After dinner we had to do a little car-shuffle so Seth gave Tyson a ride to our truck. We made sure they put the top down on the BMW so they would look extra fancy. HA!

Here is a video from our race on Sunday.

We finished in first place but that is because we were the only boat in our class! It wasn't a huge turnout but we wanted to race to put on a show and help the event. My two goals were to not break the boat and not wreck... and we did neither so I was happy.

I got a lot of courage knowing my dad would have supported me racing. I know he was watching over us! He's the best guardian angel ever. Love you dad, miss you!

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