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We're racing through history!

Yep...that seems to be the universal reaction when I tell people that in just over a week from today I will be going to Doha with the U-17 crew to compete in the Oryx Cup. The first response is "will you be safe there?" (am I safe ANYWHERE???), followed by "where is that place?" (turn left at the opening of the Persian Gulf) and then always the big one, "Who's paying for it?" (a very rich Sheik who really, really, really likes boat racing!).

Thanks to the HARM's terrific new web site, it appears I have a nice little venue to chronicle this trip. I'm not gonna lie, and I'll tell you right up front that I don't know how often I will be able to update this once I hit the road, and posts may be short and sweet, long and rambling, and at times bordering on incoherent...all the things you love about me anyway, right? That being said, I will do my best to tell you what's going on, my impressions of Doha, things I see that tickle me, and stuff that you will hopefully find of interest...Insha' Allah, and assuming I can find wireless connections there. We leave on Tuesday the 16th, when we fly from Sea-Tac to Houston, then from Houston to Doha.

Stay tuned...this should be fun.



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