Garda At The Gates
Another Northern Summer means another Road Trip for the Cleans. Not to confuse anyone – I mean, we’re pretty much always on the road – but the next 8 weeks mean almost nonstop racing action for Mer and me, and as always, we’ll do our best to take you along for the ride.
Our first stop is the beautiful Lake Garda – the small boat sailing Mecca that is the site for hundreds of regattas crammed into a few short months of sailing season. We’re principally headed over for the final event in the well-run Volvo Cup, a 5-event series for European Melges 24 racers that’s seen some incredible racing from the world’s top M24 teams. We’re anxious to see just how the European M24 folks continue to attract silly numbers (70 expected in Garda) during the current economic slowdown, and hope to pass along that info to the Anarchists; maybe there’s something that we can all learn from these guys. With promotional videos like this awesome reel and strong support from Volvo, it’s not a surprise that they pull more entries to these non-title events than the US fleet gets at its National Championships.