Ten Reasons to Race Mid-Week

Published on April 26th, 2017

You may scorn the ‘beer can racing’ label, but it does induce thoughts of casual competition and comradery. And since more people tend to embrace mid-week racing than weekend events, something about it must be working.

However, if you are not a believer, the good folks at SpinSheet magazine have compiled 10 reasons to race at Annapolis Yacht Club’s Wednesday night race series.

1. It’s a great excuse to leave work early.
2. Sailing is great for balance, so you can probably get a doctor’s note to call it physical therapy.
3. You’ve been cooped up in your own stale air since November, which has made you pasty and cranky.
4. You’re driving your spouse crazy talking about sailing while doing nothing but obsess about winning Musto gear and staring at sailing videos on your phone.
5. You’re really not very likeable in the off-season.
6. You have no other hobbies, so Wednesday night in season is the only time you’re happy and have something to talk about.
7. There’s no beer in the house, but there’s some in the cooler on the boat.
8. You haven’t seen your sailing friends since you drank all those Painkillers last Columbus Day weekend at the Sailboat Show and need to catch up on gossip.
9. Why would you NOT go racing tonight?
10. It’s ANNAPOLIS. It’s Wednesday. This is what we do… See you on the water.

Here’s the T2PTV video from AYC’s final race last season:

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