Well, finally I do not have to use the weather as an excuse!! I almost did because the weather in the morning before the race was unbelievable!! Torrential rains mixed with 50 plus k winds!! Everyone was thinking I was crazy!! My wife of course, she kept asking me as we were driving down, Are you sure you wanna do this? I said yup. Just before the race the rain let up and everything was looking good!! The field was strong!! Only 30 people in the 14k but that was ok with me as I don’t care about anyone but myself and trying to best my training time was my goal. I estimated that it would be a time of 1:45 hours for the 14k course. I did it in 1:46 hours. I did fall in once and when I got on my board I realized that my leash was wrapped around my left foot!!! arghh! It was my first foray in to flat water and I loved it!! Now all I have to do is get a new board and train hard!! What a great race Deep Cove Kayak put on!! Thank you and what a great spot you have there Bob Putnam!! Look forward to next year!! ps the famous Simon Whitfield only beat me by 4mins!! woot woot!! Next year I will crush him!!