Lago di Garda, Italy
Husband and I saw a flyer advertising an “International” Hobie 18 sailboat race. We hopped on our bikes to investigate.
The marina was bustling as racers rigged boats, pulled on wetsuits, plotted strategy. I chatted with the race organizer as the teams got ready.
Me: “Where are the teams from?”
Organizer: “Lago di Garda, Venice, La Spezia, Elba, Naples, and Ravenna.” (He listed a few more Italian towns that I can’t remember.)
Me: “So all the teams are from Italy?”
Me: “Oh. The flyer said it’s an ‘international’ race.”
Organizer: “The German and French teams had to cancel.”
Me: “That’s too bad.”
Organizer (looking me up and down): “Do you sail?”
And that’s how THIS happened.
Go Team USA/Canada!