We signed up to crew for Kurt & Kevin in the 2019 Turnback Canyon Regatta this weekend on Lake Travis. It is an annual 2-day up-the-river-and-back-the-next-day race, approximately 25 miles each day. The evening in between is a fun affair with lots of boats at anchor, and a festival ashore.
Unfortunately, this week’s rains have flooded the Day 1 overnight venue, so the Austin Yacht Club changed the format to be two round-trip races starting and ending at the yacht club, one race on Saturday and one on Sunday.
This morning we showed up and got off the start line with rain threatening in the distance. The race committee eventually abandoned the race due to lightning and pounding rain. Temperatures were in the high 50’s and low 60’s, so we were cold and wet when we pulled back up to the dock. But we were doing so well!
A shot from the pre-start boat maneuvers…