5Oth Anniversary Team Challenge/Poker Run

14 Jun 2019 12:45 PM | Matthew Burpee (Administrator)

WATER RAT 5Oth ANNIVERSARY TEAM CHALLENGE (aka the WRSC poker run)

On Saturday June 22nd, we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary party. Among others, sailing legend Paul Henderson will be joining for the celebration.

To add to the festivities during the day we will be holding the first annual Water Rat Team Challenge.

Here’s how it works:

Each team must consist of 5 sailors and three boats as follows:
1 Laser with 1 skipper
1 catamaran with 2 crew
1 kayak or canoe with 2 crew

The teams will assemble, rigged, dressed and ready to go on either the south beach or the lagoon depending on the wind/weather.

First off the beach will be the Laser- Le mans style with as much help from teammates as possible. The Laser will sail a short distance to an anchored boat where they will receive a playing card. The Laser will sail back to the beach and tag the catamaran to go next. The catamaran team will sail to the boat and receive 2 cards, sail back and tag in the kayak/canoe team who will paddle to receive 2 last cards and then will return to the beach.

Best hand wins the competition but bonus points may be awarded for best time overall and maybe for best costumes, or maybe for something else totally random. Note the judges are omnipotent and are to be revered, but will likely be easily bribed.

There are basically no rules. All methods of propulsion, cheating and misbehaving are permitted. However, safe boating practices must be followed with appropriate PFD’s etc. Boarding, contacting, or ramming a competing boat is not allowed, but mooning and mocking is encouraged.

You may form teams on your own, or if you’d rather you can simply be assigned to a team on the big day.

The winners will receive huge prizes of little value and one year of bragging rights.

If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible at randy.mcmeekin@gmail.com, or via FB messenger, or via text at 416-712-7444, or by smoke signal.

Should be a blast and will allow us to get to know each other better. May the best team win.

Race Rat Randy (RRR)

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