Apparently sailboats race around the Puget Sound every Thursday. Who knew? Markus's friend and coworker Geoff owns one of these very boats and was good enough to invite us along. Sailboat racing is a rare breed of competion...if you're in the lead you get to take home a trophy and a goodly amount of boatman prestige. If you're trailing everyone else by a good fathom or two, you get the best view of a hundred billowy sails meandering into the sunset. Clearly a win-win deal.
We belonged to the trailing-with-a-view cohort and it was lovely. Hot dogs and beer to follow. Ahoy!