August 30, 2010
When we arrived at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club for a couple of days, we were lucky enough to be able to connect with a couple of friends that we made during our years of racing in the Thunderbird class fleet on the mighty “REV” otherwise known as #447! Seattle and Victoria have traditionally been the strongest fleets in the class and so when the REV crew needed challenging racing, our friends up here in Victoria were only too happy to provide it for us – with us traveling up here for races or them voyaging to Seattle, even meeting halfway in Port Townsend on occasion. Over tacos, we caught up with the reigning World Champion fresh from the regatta earlier this month in Toronto. We had a great visit with Mark and Rhonda on CAPAZ. Then with a fabulous dessert, we were joined by more T-birders, Vidas and Hillary who live in the neighborhood and were able to drop by the boat. We all reminisced about ancient and not so ancient racing fun and found out what is happening in everyone’s lives away from Thunderbird regattas.
What Mark does when not racing Thunderbirds
Both Mark and Rhonda are Guides for Prince of Whales, one of Victoria’s original whale watching outfits!