Sunday, August 16, 2009
Fantastic news: the Ida Lewis Distance Race organizers have granted Jeroboam an exemption to the PHRF rating cap for their race starting Friday, August 21st. High profile races occasionally restrict entry by rating, vessel length or other metrics to avoid having to shepherd amateurs and slow boats around a course that might otherwise be too challenging. Thankfully, the race committee decided to allow Jeroboam's entry after reviewing my petition, researching Jeroboam's positive stability data and assessing her reputation among the single and short handed racing community. The other good news is that Zoe agreed to race with me in the double handed division so it's all systems go! There's a bunch of hot boats signed up for this one but it remains to be seen which will race double handed. Any way you slice it, this will be a tough race with some fantastic competition. Charge!