Dave doing his famous 'chicken dance' before full immersion
The crowd at the last buoy before we split up.
And this from Kevin Watkins -
Saw in the latest email that Avila's water temp was 68 on Sunday! That jogged a memory so I went back to the results of the 1997 Avila Ocean Racing Classic. Please share with the group. Here's what I wrote:
"Held at the pier at Avila Beach California on August 23, 1997. 145 competitors entered four events
Conditions: Perfect. Clear, sunny skies, little or no wind, glassy seas.
Water Temperature: 64 degrees for the first events, warming to 66 degrees for the one mile swim (thanks El Nino)"
As I recall we experienced a humdinger of a winter a few month's later!