Well, technically you're racing if you're up in the front kicking ass. I'll be somewhere in the back field making sure the bottom half of the curve is well represented- I guess you could call my style fast paddling not exactly racing. But I'm stoked- I've got a cool board to paddle (even though these race boards are damn tippy, they're still fun to paddle) and it'll be a cool little gathering practically in my backyard. Check out the board I'm paddling:
Photo: Stamps was super cool to let me borrow a race board (I'm on the yellow one)- she feels fast to me! Talk about light- I think this one is lighter than my surf stando.
The race is called the Chainsaw Massacre, it's a benefit for the Coronado Life Guards. The course is a 6.5 mile run out to the tip of Zuniga Jetty (the jetty at the mouth of the San Diego Harbor) and back. The start time is 10:30am and the hope is that we'll have westerly winds to push us back to the finish. I'll let you know how it all works out.