USA-26 One Life J/99

It’s the new year and One Life will splash in a little over a month. The first (planned) race is in early March. So it’s time to find crew!

Before I continue, I should explain something…

One Life arrived in November, but she won’t be in the water until February because she’s slated to be displayed indoors in the 2020 Seattle Boat Show coming at the end of the month. No mast, keel, or rudder, she’ll otherwise be there in all her shiny glory in Sail Northwest’s booth at the show.

This was the plan all along, and I’m happy to do it. It will be a great way to display all the beautiful work done by CSR Marine, Prism Graphics, and my friends at Sail Northwest. Plus, all the cool electronics from Garmin will be on display.

All that aside, it’s time to recruit crew for the coming season. With over 50 races planned for 2020, I know it will be a big job lining up crew and organizing everyone week in and out all season.

But first comes the sales pitch…

Part of the ‘promotional’ materials I put together for the afternoon

I set the first meet-and-greet for Sunday afternoon, whipped up a bunch of snacks (including the Miller family’s traditional ham rolls), and sat down to meet the people interested in crewing One Life in 2020 (and beyond).

It was a great afternoon and I think I’ve got the beginnings of a great crew.

Our debut race will be Blakely Rock, the first of a three-race Center Sound Series sponsored by Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle. In addition to some ‘regular’ crew, we’ll be joined by Ben Braden and his wife Jen from Sail Northwest and Josh Butler from Doyle Sails to help us get off on the right foot.

And yeah, I’m pretty excited!

If you’re interested in crewing, we still have spots available. Leave a comment below or send me a message on Facebook.

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