Dear Fellow Paddlers, Intrepid Lunatics and Nautical Fugitives,
This weekend will be the Savannah Paddlefest in Augusta Ga. We leave Friday night because we booked a hotel this year. Michael Cadoret is taking his camper and we will set up a tent at the finish line to promote the LCP as well as our event that takes place next April 28th. Just google:
The race will be approximately six miles, the first half shoals and the remainder deep flatwater. You really need a plastic boat. It is not a serious race anyway. Wyndy is in an 8 foot sit on top. I'm taking my old red plastic Tempest. The last half includes a homemade raft race and the after race lunch at the boathouse on the Savannah is a blast. We need delegates from South Carolina to show these goobers from Georgia how to party!
Phatwater is October 8th. It is a 42 mile race on the Mississippi that ends in Natchez, MS. Last year I took my 18X and managed third place so you know that division was not very competitive. This year I will be in the V-12 and completely out of contention for anything but it will be good training for Molokai. If you finish in under 5 hours you get a commemorative pocket knife that is pretty cool. So far, Wyndy, Elizabeth, Mark McKenzie, Mark Smith, John Radel and myself are going. The goal is to get a large contingent from SC, borrow a church bus and a yak trailer and trundle westward as the delegates from the Palmetto State. Does anybody know any generous Christians who will not be using their activity bus that weekend?
Joe Glickman from NY told me he would be there. His article on-line, "Beer, bears. blues and biscuits" about this race is one of the best I have ever read. I call it "Brooklyn Comes to Dixie". Olympic Champion Herbert (photos attached) was beaten by the inimitable house painter, Ed Joy in the previous year.
And I'm sure the superheros will be there again as well. They're the ones with the capes....
We would love to have you join us. My home phone is[masked] if you need more info. Just remember it is a land line and if I am outside you will need to leave a message. The box does not capture phone numbers without a message.