What do you do when you own an FT10 and the weather starts to get cold? Frostbiting? Hell no, you go South! After all, you bought a boat you can haul around easily and put together in a few hours. Pensacola Yacht Club provided just the climate to see the nomadic Tigers congregate; warm weather, sun, wind, and a drink called the Bushwacker that I am told is indigenous to this part of Florida and invented on Pensacola Beach. Whatever its name means, the drink lived up to it.
This event was the Fleet Two (East of the Mississippi, South of the North Pole, with the annex of the nation of Texas) Championships. It was great to see six Tigers get together, if a little bittersweet since that’s only half of Fleet 2. Everybody knows the economy is in the crapper, and personally seeing six boats come in from Chicago, Detroit, Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Atlanta tells me that this group of sailors is committed to the core.