Five O'Clock Somewhere

Welcome to Five O'Clock Somewhere, where it doesn't matter what time zone you're in; it's five o'clock somewhere. We'll look at rural life, especially as it happens in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, cats, sailing (particularly Etchells racing yachts), and bits of grammar and Victorian poetry.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Fleet 31 in Development

As if life weren't already too busy ...

In addition to all of my work duties and sailing and working on the boat, I have yet another time consuming pursuit to compete with my NaNo effort: Fleet Secretary for Etchells Fleet 31 (in development).

Zorro has long dreamed of having an Etchells Fleet in West Texas and New Mexico, and in order to have a fleet, we need, among other things, five boats. There were already three in the area when I bought Black Magic, and so Zorro's dream was coming closer.

A couple of days ago, we discovered that one of the sailors up at Dillon, in Colorado, who had been admiring our boat when we took it up there for the Dillon Open, has bought an Etchells and brought it to Colorado. So I suggested to Zorro that if we expand the area served by our fleet to include Colorado, we have our five boats. Eventually, there may be enough boats around to make two fleets, one in Colorado and the other in New Mexico and West Texas, but for the time being, we can still have fleet regattas and other fun activities.

This afternoon, I found a big, heavy package in the mail: a whole lot of Etchells stuff designed as a fleet building kit: yearbooks, newsletters, reprints of articles about the origin of the Etchells and about fleet building, bumper stickers, and more. Yep, I'm the fleet secretary, appointed so by Zorro. So now there will not only be sailing in the desert; there will be an Etchells Fleet, too. Time to get out there and recruit.

3 Comments:

Anonymous AdriftAtSea said...

Carol Anne-

Congrats on the new job... :) was it a voluntary appointment or did Zorro draft you?

Mon Nov 06, 11:24:00 PM MST  
Blogger Carol Anne said...

It sort of happened by default. I think I'm the only Etchells person around here who really knows how to operate a word processor.

Tue Nov 07, 10:15:00 PM MST  
Blogger Tillerman said...

LOL. It's funny how the strangest things can get you appointed to voluntary jobs in sailing.

Wed Nov 08, 12:41:00 PM MST  

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