By Rachel Leigh email
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (WFLX) - The bartenders of Seasons 52, Waterway Cafe, Panama Hattie's and the Rum Bar were all lined up along the Intracoastal Saturday ready to paddle it out in the Bartender's Cup Races. It's was part of the Inaugural Palm Beach Rowing Regatta.
Update: The folks at Seasons 52 were confident going into the races they were taking home the Cup. And, sure enough, their confidence and teamwork paid off as Jason Briscoe and Mark Yocum crossed the finished line first.
Previously: The bartenders of Seasons 52 claim they're the best mixolgists, but are they the better rowers? Well, that's exactly what the Palm Beach Rowing Regatta is going to determine; however, the Season 52 team is pretty sure they're taking home the Bartender's Cup.
Once they only admired the beauty and tranquility of the Intracoastal. Now, they're rowing, even swimming, in it!
Seasons 52, Waterway Cafe, Panama Hattie's and the Rum Bar are busy prepping for the Bartender's Cup Races. It's all part of the Inaugural Palm Beach Rowing Regatta.
Rachel asked, "So, do you think you're going to win Saturday?"
"Oh, we know we're going to win Saturday. As a boat and as a team, Seasons 52 is going to win this," assured Mark Yocum of Seasons 52.
Mark seems pretty confident, but, he admits. "It's a lot harder than what it looks. I feel like Bambi on ice to be honest."
But that's ok; you have your coworkers ready to scoop your right back up. "You know what, between the fellas at here, we've formed a bond, a brotherhood if I may."
This brotherhood they've formed is affecting how they work as a team back at Seasons 52.
Manager Troy Boane of Seasons 52 said, "It's building huge teamwork between each other. You cannot do this alone, and that's actually spilling over into our restaurant itself which is fantastic."
Rachel asked, "Is this going to be a friendly competition or are you just going to go for the blood?
Troy responded, "It's going to start our friendly, but, at the end of the day, we're going to draw blood, and we're going to win."
The Regatta benefits the Palm Beach Marine Institute which is an alternative school for at-risk students. So, in the end, the real winners aren't the rowers, but the kids.