I can honestly tell you that the Reef Point Marina in Racine Wisconsin is ready for our event.
The staff there has gone above and beyond the call. When we checked in on Saturday, all of the staff members were proudly wearing their “Sail with Courtney” bracelets. Any time throughout the weekend that we saw a staff member, they were still displayed. There are unknown boats docked in the marina displaying the “Sail with Courtney” flag. One such vessel is docked right outside the pool were we just happened to be cooling off yesterday afternoon.
The Clevenger family has arrived and all are excited for the up coming weekend.
We sailed over on Friday night. It was a bit of a challenge as conditions were not the best.
We had lots of rain on and off and very heavy at times along with lots of wind at times, but the best part or worst depending on how you look at it, was the fact that we had complete cloud coverage. No moon and no stars all night long; it was if we were sailing off into the black abyss. I can tell you that I have been on sails as dark but never one darker. No horizon, nothing but black out in front of you and all around you stretching for miles and miles from horizon to horizon. It was very cool.
I think even young Michael even was a bit impressed. At first he was unsure, but I told him it would be a good experience for him and in the end, I believe he was glad he did it. Well, he really did not have much of a choice being he was on board my boat.
I have to give a special thanks to Welsh Wind/Dave.
He went out of his way to greet us at the dock and he had plenty of volunteers ready to help man lines when we arrived. I think he took one look at me behind the helm and said, “This guy is in trouble. We better give him a hand.”
Besides doing all of that, he has done a great job of spreading the word among all of the marina patrons and posting fliers around the marina. Thanks Welsh.
See you all next weekend!
Everybody involved is looking forward to an awesome event!
Courtney is My Hero
If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White