Sunday, March 20, 2011

Yak for a Stack

                                                                                                                                                                                                My kids and many others are currently down in Florida training for sprint canoe/kayak. They have been there for many weeks, working hard for the upcoming season.  The big break in this training regime is Yak for a Stack, an event that has been going on as long as I have been paddling and seems to get bigger (costume-wise) every year.  The idea is simple, dress in a costume and then paddle a short distance with a partner of a discipline different than your own around a buoy and back. The stack is a stack of money, not huge, but substantial if you are an athlete lacking cash.  It seems that these very competitive people cannot just leave it at that.  They have to make the biggest, most creative, complicated  costumes possible, so that there is absolutely no way they could paddle in it. I am sure that they begin their plans for next years' costume the day after the contest. Below are some of this year's costumes.

These three always do their costumes in threes, (Snap, crackle, pop, Three blind mice, etc.)  They may need an idea for next year so if you have one, let me know. 

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