We woke up this morning to a beautiful mist over the lake up to the tops of the trees. Even orange rock could not be seen. Due to the fog we decided to change the swim route for early bird. The girls who wanted to swim swam along the shore to Cherokee Point and back to camp while the others ran or paddled as per usual. After the slightly modified early bird everyone headed down for a breakfast of eggs and sausages.
Our morning then consisted of classes, including lacrosse, mountain biking in preparation for our upcoming race against the boys, volleyball, tennis, kickball and of course SWIMMING … YAY! During morning classes however our sailing team got themselves and their boats all ready for the regatta, ate an early lunch and sailed over to Chikopi for the start of the race.
The girls arrived at Chikopi ready for a fast paced race of wit and sailing smarts against the boys. After a slow sail over, everyone was excited when the wind began to pick up as Dave and Bob explained the course and rules for the annual Chikopi Sunfish Sailing Regatta. Following the meeting the girls headed down to the beach and sailed out to the start line. And what a sight it was! Thirty brightly coloured sails gliding toward the start line, the sun high in the sky and a gentle but steady breeze from across the channel.
Although the wind may have had a mind of its own, the girls sailed beautifully and in true Ak-O-Mak fashion! First in for the girls were the scurvy crew of Elizabeth M. and Erin L., taking 3rd Place overall and only 5 seconds behind the second place boat! Also finishing in the top ten overall were the dynamic sister duo Sarabeth H. and Abby H., who secured 9th place. After awards at Chikopi, the girls headed home to camp in high spirits and with great stories with which to regale their cabin mates. Great job, Mateys, you did Jan proud!
Old Man Barlow
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