From the coastal towns, Franchitti and his sailing friends often head south to Loch Craignish, where they'll pass through the Crinan Canal, which was built to bypass the long route around the Kintyre peninsula. "It takes about half a day to do that," he says. "Just very relaxing and good fun. Some of the guys that man the locks are big IndyCar fans, so we have some banter on the way through."