Since Friday, I have been fixated on the journey that 6 of my fellow PSSA sailors are currently undertaking. I have been tracking their progress on our PSSA tracker page with so much excitement. Seven men on five boats set out on Friday on the well known PSSA race around Guadalupe Island (in the waters off of Mexico). It is a 582nm trek all together, with the last half being a gnarly beat up to the east end of Catalina Island. My heart goes out to one boat that had to turn around early on due to autopilot issues, and my enthusiasm and energy is with all of the rest of the sailors who are heading north towards the finish as I write this.
It was great to be able to see them all start the race on Friday. Even though I did not race this year, it felt good to be there on my boat supporting them as they embarked on such an epic adventure. I even got sail next to one friend for awhile at the beginning of his race as I made my way to Catalina Island. They have rarely left my mind since I watched them disappear over the horizon that afternoon. I am so in awe of them all and cannot wait to hear the stories of their adventures. I find myself being infused with inspiration and motivation as I watch them make their way along the course. I have no idea how I got so lucky to be surrounded by such brave and experienced sailors but I have, and I am so grateful to know them all. Here's to you all!!! I am with you in spirit and cheering you each on like nobody's business!!!