I took a little excursion to the beach today. The fourth Micronesian Cup outrigger challenge was held today the the Outrigger Beach Hotel and Resort in Tumon. While I have lapsed from the paddling routine, I thought it would be good to check out this event. The first Micro Cup was held on Guam in 1999, then it went to Saipan in 2000 and Palau in 2001. Numerous teams from Australia, Hong Kong, Saipan, Palau and Japan are participating in the races, making this a truly international event. This morning was the sprints, the Micro Cup will culminate tomorrow with the open ocean distance race. I think it’s going to be a 10 mile race from Boat Basin to Camel Rock, then north along the coast to Hospital Point and back to Boat Basin.