Posted by: tvasailor | 2013-06-26

FUN RACE Results from Sat June 22

Ahoy Sailors!

 
Eight captains and crew participated in the FUN Race last Saturday on a sunny morning. For some reason or another, several boats got off to late starts in the ~8 kt winds from the East and had trouble making up time as the winds became lighter during the race.  Skip Greene’s J24 passed my Catalina 27 about 3/4’s to the island and never looked back.  Skip and crew Patty and James finished first in about 60 mins elapsed time after flying the spinnaker back from the island.  Second and third places were captured over ten minutes later by yours truly with Monika and two her friends Kahn and Ylessa as crew, and Tony Catoe on the Hunter 30 with friend Scott as crew, with both boats flying spinnakers on the downwind leg.  Bill Smith with Kip and Kevin on board finished fourth after getting off to a rough start…some captains reportedly did not adhere to the starboard tack right-of-way rule at the start.  Sounds like we need a refresher Race Clinic!
 
But the highlight of the race was captured by John Middaugh, Billie, and Todd when they spotted a big black bear swimming across the lake to the Iron Mtn side just west of the island!!  The bear was on a starboard tack and going to windward, so John gave him plenty of room!  Now every time my wife Patti sees a log in the lake while sailing, she thinks it’s a bear doing the backstroke!
 
The NEXT FUN RACE is scheduled for Saturday morning JULY 6 at 9:00AM (Skipper’s mtg at 8:15AM).  It will be a LADIES CAPTAIN RACE, conducted as follows:
  • LADIES ONLY ON THE HELM
  • LADIES ONLY MAKING DECISIONS ON STRATEGY, WHEN TO TACK/JIB, SAIL TRIM, ETC.
  • MEN CAN HOIST SAILS, PULL SHEET LINES, BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR OTHER BOATS AND REEFS, AND SERVE REFRESHMENTS.
  • STAGGERED START BASED ON BOAT HANDICAP
  • RACE COURSE TBD
See ya on the docks at 8:15AM Saturday JULY 6.
Dave Gurysh

WLSC Race Captain

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