Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Paddling for Wendy - Hello Sunshine!

The annual Harker Board SUP day in La Paz was something we really wanted to do.  Last year we stumbled on this fun event and formed a relay team of cruisers.  Rob,  Katie & Mike from SV Pangaea and Wendy from SV Willow made up the team and did admirably.    In the all women short course later in the morning, Wendy went on to place first.  Nicely done!

Last Year: SUP Relay Team Katie, Mike, Rob and Wendy

Wendy on Relay Race last year
We were all excited to participate again this year.

Saturday, our enthusiasm and team spirit was extra strong as we were paddling for Wendy, who is fighting her battle with cancer.

Team Pa-Shin (Pangaea/Shindig) paddles for Wendy on Willow

Wendy was not able to be here with us in La Paz this year, but her infectious spirit and optimism is felt everywhere by those know her.  We've had some fabulous times together, in secluded anchorages, at "safety meetings" in the Marina, at endless music and birthday celebrations and out with the girls in La Paz for sushi.

Wendy, you are our Hero. We are sending your unique greeting and love back, with a Big "Hello Sunshine"!!

Team strategy before the race 


Double Awwwww!
Some pre race thinking. (Nancy has a new friend) 
Bus takes racers to their designated transition spots
Warm up before start of the race:  Rob in green shorts/funny white hat
Nancy warming up 
Katie on leg three

Mike finishes strong for the Team

Nancy in her Happy Place

Harker Board staff serving limonadas
View from Harker Board roof patio 

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