A sunny day at the dam issued the promise of summer ahead and with Northerly of about 5 knots blowing straight down the dam we looked all set for a great day’s racing. The wind did die a bit throughout the morning and we had our lunch break hoping that a sea-breeze would arrive for the afternoon’s sailing. Unfortunately we were left with the remnants of the dwindling Northerly and the sea-breeze did not appear until we were packing up. Never-the-less it was a good day for sailing and we did complete 7 good races.
With 7 races completed there is just one discard race allowed.
Third overall today was Rob Cooney who always threatens when the wind is light. Second place went to Ray Joyce who definitely has the ability to win races in any conditions even sailing from the maximum handicap. Today’s winner was Commodore, Rod Marshall sailing the wooden Blitz this week. No race wins for Rod but 5 podiums out of 7 races is consistently good sailing. Congratulations Rod, Ray and Rob.
Rod has organized the new club shirts and has begun their distribution. Very smart! See Rod if you have one on order – or even if you haven’t ordered yet as I believe there may be a second order.
Just a note on finishing time – I think it is important that we are all on the same page, as today some wanted to sail on but others were ready to finish the day. Let’s say that in future there will be no race started after 2:15. We usually have all our racing finished before this time and a ‘last race’ time means that skippers can plan other activities or appointments knowing that racing will be done.
Sunday: Marbleheads scratch racing at Montrose (1:00 button-press) Next Wednesday: IOM handicaps at the dam (11:00 button-press))
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