Watch & photograph the start of the IronMan triathlon... from a pontoon boat...

  • September 9, 2012 · 6:15 AM

This trip is officially full. If you are still interested rsvp and it will place you on the waiting list. Chris will contact you if somebody is unable to make it.

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One of our members Chris is trying to charter a pontoon boat to watch the swimming portion of the IronMan this weekend. See below for his details.

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Next Sunday is the IronMan triathlon race in Madison. About 2200 athletes will attempt to swim 2.4 miles in lake Monona, Bike 112 miles from Madison, past Verona and beyond, before returning to Madison and attempting to run a full 26.2 mile marathon... all in less than 17 hours.

I am wondering if anyone is interested in joining me aboard the MSCR pontoon boat to watch the swim portion of the event. If you've never seen it... think "amazing"... think "awesome"... heck don't think... join me!
Here's my thoughts...
Race starts at 7am next Sunday by the water ski ramp in front of the Convention Center. I will book the MSCR pontoon boat. We would need to be on the boat by 6:30am... maybe 6:15am... I will confirm that later.
The boat costs just over $100.00
If we can get a dozen folks it would be $10 each and a tip for the MSCR captain.
We would be on the water until about 9:45am (all swimmers have to be out of the water by 9:15am).
We could sort out coffee, juice, doughnuts, bagels etc. between us... breakfast on the boat!

This Meetup is one that folks would have to be absolutely committed to when they RSVP. (For obvious reasons, it would not be fun for me to have folks cancel at the last minute and I'm on the boat by myself and footing the bill!)

If you have questions... post them below and I will answer them.
Incidentally... I will be signing up for IM 2013 the next morning!!! :)

This will be something you will not regret doing!

I will be posting this on a couple of Meetup sites in an effort to get a full boat.

Kids... lets keep it to 14 y/o plus please... we are on the boat for a while.

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  • Optimistic C.

    Brilliant! Thanks everyone.
    OC

    September 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So am I on the waiting list, or is everyone after me I the waiting list? I rsvp'd yes when I posted.

    September 5, 2012

  • Adam C.

    This trip is officially full. If you are still interested rsvp and it will place you on the waiting list. Chris will contact you if somebody is unable to make it.

    September 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is 10 the max or could I bring a friend along? Let me know, cause I think I'm interested either way :)

    September 5, 2012

  • Alfredo

    10?

    September 4, 2012

  • Optimistic C.

    We are now up to 9 ...
    OC
    I will be in touch with everyone who RSVP'ed as soon as we reach 10... we are so close!

    September 4, 2012

  • Optimistic C.

    Welcome aboard Monica... don't forget your camera!
    OC
    I will be in touch with everyone who RSVP'ed as soon as we reach 10... we are so close!

    September 4, 2012

  • Monica

    Chris...I am now #8. :)

    September 4, 2012

  • Optimistic C.

    Thanks for posting my event Adam.
    OC

    September 4, 2012

  • Optimistic C.

    @ Monica.... we are up to 7... do you want to be #8? You will have to officially RSVP to be counted. I am fairly certain that we will get the numbers we need.
    This event is also listed with 4 other Meetup groups.
    OC

    September 4, 2012

  • Optimistic C.

    Amine... welcome aboard! You are number 7... you will not regret this early morning yawning meetup! I'll be in touch.
    Chris

    September 4, 2012

  • Monica

    Hi Chris,

    Would like to do the boat, want to rsvp for sure, if several others are committed. Understand not wanting a large bill, nor two or three paying for it. Planning on being out their anyway, so being on a boat, with fellow photogs would be splendid! Look forward to the posts to come on the numbers.

    Thanks.

    September 4, 2012

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