What did you do the Saturday after Thanksgiving? If the answer comes back “shoveled snow,” “watched college football” or even—heaven help you—”went shopping at the mall,” you’re certainly not alone. In most parts of country, folks winterized and safely stored their go-fast boats a couple of months ago and—at least until spring—have shifted their attention to other things.
But the west coast of Florida is not most parts of the country, and November and December can be flat-out spectacular for a day on the water there, which is why the Fort Myers Offshore club’s annual Thanksgiving Fun Run last Saturday attracted 30 boats and more than 100 people. In the process, the run raised $3,500 for the nonprofit group’s student scholarship.