I trust that everyone had a great weekend and Nate ran things well in my absence. Before this week's guest blog by Mark, I have two announcements to share.
We have two special events this upcoming Saturday, Rules Clinic, at Seaport School, this Saturday, December 20, 9:30-11am. This will be something of a directed Q&A, so if you have questions, please come to this event.
Holiday Party, at Pier 6, after racing on Saturday. Free sliders, apps, beer specials, etc. We will also be giving out the series 1 awards this Saturday. We will also be presenting the Elvstrom trophy to last year's winners of our annual sportsmanship award.
Now for the guest blog from Mark!
There's always a lot to learn.
First is when the tide is coming into Boston Harbor, the current is often going out. That was true all day on Saturday. There had been enough rain earlier in the week that they were dumping the Charles River. As Jim Watson, my very observant crew points out, fresh water is lighter than salt and the Charles runs out like a stream on top of the heavier incoming salt tide. It hits the East Boston shore above the piers and then angles back across the middle of the harbor. On an incoming tide the stream can be fairly narrow.