We were lucky. It was hot and miserable most of the week, but with the cold front and mostly cloudy sky we had a comfortable day. A SW breeze of 2-5 mph kept things moving. Race one was a 3-lap triangle and race two a 2-lap triangle. RC didn’t want to push their luck with a t-storm forecast about 4:00. As it turned out, everybody had their boats put away and safely up the hill when it hit (except Jamey, of course).
A great time was had by all! The weather was beautiful during the day with sunny, blue skies and plenty of wind to learn how to sail. The entertainment in the evening were the storms with cloud to ground lightning, 40 mph winds which blew over two tents, rain and more rain and hail! The food was delicious thanks to Lynn Kitchen and her better half. The beverages of the usual plus margaritas matched the Mexican food and theme perfectly. Thank you Marian Brainerd! Our on land instructors met our sailing needs by teaching “How to be a Better Crew” by Connie Sheets, beginner skills by Cindy Fisher and Q&A by Patty Lawrence. Our expert women sailors shared their skills on water. Thank you to Marie Pratt, Carey Nelson, Cindy Fisher, Lynn Kitchen, Kaity Japikse, Teri Thobaben, Kathy Beatty and Gwen Marshall! We had special assistance from Bruce Kitchen, Bob Nelson, Phil Beatty and Jason Japikse. Thank you! To the 17 women, keep up the good work and keep coming back!
We think more members need to learn Zumba! It was so fun to follow Anita Burton Heck’s dancing instruction. Great way to get in shape and stay in shape!
We had wonderful weather for weekend at the club. Saturday was sunny and Sunday was a little overcast which made for a respite from a hot sun. We had a great party and the format worked out well. The band was well liked. The dunking machine was really a hit and raised some money for the junior program. People offered money if a named person would sit on the dunking seat.
Racing was pretty good and had good attendance. The Saturday breeze was a little uncooperative and RC had to postpone a little for it to (relatively) settle down. There were also a few waits for the wind strength to reach our required 3 mph. RC need to adjust the course several times. Sunday was better, but the best breeze showed up after the first race. It shifted to the west and picked up a little and RC took the bait and set a longer windward-leeward race. Thistles and Highlanders sailed 3 laps, most other fleets 2 laps and Lasers and 420s 1 lap. It worked well as all fleets finished together. 34 boats raced the adult course.
The sail-off of the fleet champions was today. It was a good sailing day with an easterly of 7-10 mph and no rain until we were back onshore and unrigged. Congratulate Andy Lawrence of the Thistle fleet. It was far from a runaway as only 3 points separated the whole fleet and the win was by a tiebreaker with Bob Rowland.
See the details at Club Championship Results.
Also, Kate Rudy submitted a lot of pictures to our gallery.
This weekend is full of events. Friday is the re-sail of the club championship. Saturday and Sunday are our 5 race Independence day race series. On Saturday, after the races is our holiday party. Please RSVP for the party to firstname.lastname@example.org
This Scow, still on it’s lift, was floating out in the harbor. The buoyancy of the boat was enough to support the lift, as the boat cover was tied down to it. Close call – should have been tethered to shore.
The water is so high that many boats are floating on their lifts that usually are okay in flood. Some of them are floating away taking their attached lifts with them! It would be wise to check your property. Crews there are doing the best they can.
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In addition, a member sent these.
Next weekend is the 4th of July. That means a holiday racing schedule and a party after the races on Saturday. it is difficult for organizers to plan the number of meals for the caterer if he doesn’t know the headcount. If you plan to attend – please RSVP. If you RSVP, and something changes your plans – please cancel instead of making us pay for meals not served.
The racing schedule is 3 races on Saturday with a 1:00 start and 2 on Sunday starting at 1:45.
July 17-19th is Women’s Weekend. CLSA women will be camping, getting to know each other better, learn more sailing skills and having a good time away from it all. Open the flyer link and RSVP Debbie McNett email@example.com.
We will need volunteers for race committee and safety boat (Pink Lady) on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning! We will also need members to volunteer their boats under the care of their wives or girlfriends for use on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.