I’ve entered to compete in the Deception Pass Dash next weekend in the FSK category. Yep, racing the 18x sport. Should be fun! I paddled in the breezy conditions today with Tracy L in her V10L, and while she is always faster than me, the sea kayak wasn’t wallowing by any means. I’m not sure how keen I am to race, but it is good motiviation – especially in the winter. Funny thing, I’m often really ambivalent about winter races ahead of time, but they’ve always been good fun. Kinda like winter training – I’ve never regretting going out, no matter how miserable the weather. I *have* regretted not getting out!