Posted by: wlsc1979 | 2013-11-02

WLSC: Commodore Cup and Cook-off Recap

Ahoy Sailors!
For those of you who couldn’t make it out, you missed a great time on the dock this past Saturday!  A bunch of enthusiastic sailors doing two of the things we love best….sailing fast and eating great food!
Eighteen to twenty mph winds made for a challenging day on the race course as 14 skippers competed in the 2 lap race.  At stake was the chance to have their name added to the Commodore Cup trophy and the privilege of displaying said trophy on their mantle for the next year.  The race was run with a staggered start, with start times determined by average elapsed finish times over the past 3 years.  No spinnakers were allowed.   Novices were encouraged to participate and new membersJohn and Jamie Wrestler gave an admirable performance in their first-ever race in their Balboa 20, Languid.
While other yachts struggled to find the best sail configuration, the conditions turned out to be ideal for the big boats.  Marc Nachman and crew in the Catalina 36,Whispering Eyeran a near perfect race to finish first.  Following in second was Tony Catoe in his Pearson 30.  Congratulations Marc!!! 
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Thanks to Sandra Little for pics of the trophy presentation and to Jeff Arnfield, who provided pics of the race in a previous e-mail sent by him to the Club.
After the race, we enjoyed the final dock feast of the year with the Commodore’s Cook-off!  Club cooks pulled out all the stops and presented their best dishes for this fine meal!  At stake was a chance to win a piece of pottery made by Master Potter and Past Commodore Ed Lockett.  Everyone ate until we couldn’t hold any more, then we voted for our favorite dishes.  Winners will be announced at the Fall Meeting this Saturday, Nov. 2.
Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the race and in the cook-off.  Hope to see you all on Saturday!
Commodore Gayle
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