In which the lake is very very flat.
Tuesday on Lake Norman brought wide blue skies without a cloud. And while most competitors launched their Flying Scots, only a few held hope that the day would bring enough wind for racing. But what else was there to do? Talk. Hang around and talk some more. And have a formal talk, with Al Terhune, Paul Abdullah, Jeff Linton, and local Steve Shaw. The panel fielded questions about Monday's race, about setting up the boats, tactics, and more.
And after that -- more hanging around in the shade, talking and telling stories. Maybe lounge around with a frivolous pool float in the lake (scratch and sniff clue here). Borrow one of the pedal-boats and pull a muscle trying to circle the harbor under pedal power. Catch up on news postings. Feed pretzel sticks to the resident duck (bird's name: "Dinner.").
The race committee called the day at 4 pm. The teams sprang into action to put their boats back on trailers and return to their parking slips. Next step: to descend like a plague of locusts on the small town of Mooresville.
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