Friday, August 26, 2016

Preparing for the Race-Sharp's Hospice Ragatta

August 27,2016 the Sharp's HospiceCare Ragatta will have an all day event followed by the dinner in an effort to raise money for hospice homes. For the first time, I will be in this race which means I have to get prepared and ready for one of my first serious competitive races. A few things about competitive sports that attract me.

First, there is the natural competition that comes from working in a team and trying to be the first across the finish line. This suits me as I seek to enjoy testing myself and "learning under fire". Sometimes it can be stressful but it is often beneficial to solidify knowledge.

One of the best ways to learn is actually doing things with the guidance of others. Members of the Minx Racing Team are very skilled and knowledgeable which gives me a chance to learn more from their different experiences. I spend a good portion of time listening to others.

The race also helps me give back to the community and those in need. There are people who truly suffer greatly and need help living lives that are beneficial to them and their families. Helping people have fun while raising revenue for something like HospiceCare is wonderful.

As I prepare for tomorrow I will make sure my gear is in good working order. I will want to check PFD's, clothing, shoes and any safety equipment. More importantly I want to make sure that I am prepared to meet the high demands of this race and hope to get a chance to wave to some friends on the sidelines. :)

Benefit Dinner
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
6 pm
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118

Race Day and Spectator Yacht Seating
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
11 am
Coronado Yacht Club/San Diego Bay
1631 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118

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