|The sailboat milling about before the start (we are the sailboat on the right).|
|Our first sail.|
|Making way in our first race!|
(Sweet Charlotte did not have a engine). Sweet Charlotte was small and was not hard to paddle, we made it back the dock and put her away, then hopped the bus down to the Yacht Club for the potluck. There is a potluck after the races where you can talk about how well (or poorly) you did on the races, or chastise each other when you stole their wind or something of the sort!
Our next race was more successful, we had a north wind, the sun was out, a beautiful day! We came in third, which is really good for a sailboat her size! We were all really proud of our little racer, we all said she was the sweetest sailboat we had every sailed!
After the last race of the summer, a big cake was made and had all of the sailboats that had raced had their name written on the top, and we celebrated a successful summer, no one had any accidents! Now we are all looking forward to this summer's Ketchikan Yacht Club's Annual Sailboat Races!