Beautiful April weekend

On Saturday morning I helped with stake boats at a local collegiate regatta. I was the “stakeholder” hanging on to the stern of Michigan State’s eight in this picture. The whole stake boat can move in and out by many feet and then I can make small adjustments with the boat under me so that boats in several racing lanes start at exactly the same place.
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After the races, I joined David and some friends at Earth Day in downtown Indy. We had yummy Indian food!

On Sunday, David and I took Casper to Mutt Strut, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Indianapolis which involved 1500 dogs and their owners walking around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (We took the short one-mile track, though, because Casper’s not in good enough shape to walk 2.5 miles in the hot sun!)
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2 thoughts on “Beautiful April weekend

  1. Hi,
    May I please have your permission to use your stake boat photo? I’m participating in a clinic for novice coxswains this weekend and would really appreciate it if I could use it as a visual. Since you were a stake boat holder, I’m assuming you can guess why I want to cover this.
    Thanks!

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