We had a large turn out for this Sunset Race. It was late enough in the day, that I brought my wife and kids. We put two boats in the water early and paddled for a bit before the start of the race. For the race, she and the kids hung out for a bit, then put the boat on the van and went home while I raced.
We had a new gentleman, Charles, with a new Spencer Extreme to paddle. He was still learning the ropes of the boat, but he was fast!
We paddled downstream to Meramec Marina in the hopes of getting some beer and pizza, but had just missed them closing for the night. So we paddled back upstream to the finish. A perfect race as usual with new friends!