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Commentary: Boy, That Escalated Quickly


With at least three notable events last weekend and five coming up next weekend, the 2016 go-fast boating season is off to a breathtaking start. Photo courtesy Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.

All apologizes for the “Ron Burgundy: Anchorman” movie line reference in this column’s headline, but for good reason—planning upcoming coverage—I can’t get it out of my head. Frankly, thinking about photography and reporting assignments for June alone makes me dizzy and gives me a headache. Because I know, like the news anchor “gang fight” scene in that silly movie, it’s going to escalate quickly.

Consider this: Last weekend, there were worthwhile events in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida. If you wanted to hit the water with friends in organized group fashion, you could do it on Lakes Erie and Winnebago, as well as the St. Johns River via the Erie Poker Run, the Four Horsemen Poker Run and the Jacksonville River Rally Fun. Each event offered two days of good-time go-fast boating hijinks.

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