Wednesday Night Fun and Slalom Saturday!

Wednesday Night Fun and Slalom Saturday!

Read down to the bottom for Slalom Regatta this Saturday!!!

Sailors were greeted with 10-15 knot winds from the North this past Wednesday with mild temperatures making for a picture perfect evening. Sailing we had Owen, Forest, Tim, John, Griffin, Greg, and surprise guest, Skylar Bayman! We also had Jamie Weston out on the loaner for the first time with us! Alex and Eric ran four fantastic races for us with extra long windward legs, adding a new element to the racing. 

Owen, Griffin and Skylar (X2) were the race winners of the evening. The racing saw many large shifts as the breeze was coming off the north shore, so it was important to sail to the next lift but not to bury oneself and risk the wind shifting in the opposite direction. One special shoutout to Skylar, who much to the entertainment off the race committee capsized on the downwind leg during a roll gybe. He then proceeded to grind his boat like the young kids “dance”, popping it back up in 5 seconds, hardly loosing any time at all. 

We followed the evening of racing with a fleet sponsored cookout and a meeting to discuss the damage to the laser pad area and how best to mitigate storm damage in the future. the outcome of the meeting is as follows:

  1. Griffin will work with Jody to create a new tie down spec that will be enforced on all dolly stored boats.
  2. The fleet will purchase a spool of line and materials to help fleet members comply with the new spec.
  3. The fleet will help the Davit Registrar in facilitating inspections and reporting boats that are out of compliance / not tied down properly. 

This is a very important topic not only to prevent damage to our own boats, but also to prevent damage to others. Lasers took out between 1-3 flying scot / corinthian rigs during the storm and we need to ensure that we are doing our best to ensure that this does not happen again from one of our boats.

Slalom Regatta!!!

At long last we have a good wind forecast for a Laser Slalom Regatta. We will start with a free lunch at 1PM this Saturday with races starting shortly after 2. Racing will be held just in front of the clubhouse, so spectating will be epic! Come down and join us for some serious fun!!