It was getting a little late after the first day of the Florida States at Ft Walton Yacht Club when Sam Grant mentioned that the Finn Masters were bringing a big fleet to the "Meigs Regatta" which is being sailed the same weekend as the Gulf Coast Masters at FWYC. Momentarily overcoming my shyness, I told Sam that the Lasers would have a bigger fleet than the Finns. Thus, a challenge was born. Now we have to live up to the challenge. The Finns seem to think they are superior and will easily outnumber us. I will concede that they will easily outweigh us (especially on a per capita basis)! However, I do not accept that they will outnumber us. So if you don't have any really concrete plans, live within a thousand miles of Fort Walton Beach, are at least 35 years old, and want to put those old Finn dogs back in their rocking chairs, come to FWYC July 11 & 12 for a really great weekend of sailing, sun, and swapping lies with the fat guys in their bathtub boats!