Hello ECSC Racers.
Coming up this weekend is the annual ECSC Hornback regatta. This is the regatta where the fast start last. Come out Saturday October 8th and 9th for some fun racing. Each boat is given a sheet with several courses and the time they have to wait until their start. If all goes perfectly – ALL the boats finish together….Aaaaand….when does everything go perfectly when racing???? Pretty much never. So put your skills to the test and have some fun. Also, you can’t beat the price – FREE. The hornback has no registration fee for ECSC Members. After racing on Saturday be sure to attend the Chili-cook off and try some great chilis. Registration begins Saturday at 9 with the harbor gun at 11. Sunday the Harbor gun is at 10. The NOR is at www.ecsail.org/racing/2016_HornBack_NOR.pdf
Wednesday racing is now in the twilight series. This is a 5 race series that ends the last Wednesday in October. WE NEED RACE COMMITTEE. Please come out and help out if you can. RC should leave the dock by 6 and start the race around 6.30. Even if you aren’t experienced, come help, we will assist you and make sure you are comfortable running the race.
Get those navigation lights on your boats working – The first Wednesday in November will be our inaugural ECSC night race. Race starts at 7 p.m. This is the first Wednesday after the time change soooo it should be dark. We need an RC volunteer for this race also.
The Wednesday Summer series came to a close a couple of weeks ago. Congrats to Terry Holland for winning two fleets – the Blue Fleet and the Blue/White Fleet. Congrats to Spike Selig for winning the Green 2 Fleet. Congrats to Bob Hickok for winning the Green 1 Fleet. And Congrats to Perry Cameron for winning the Red Fleet.
The Boat of the Year standings are also available on both our ECSC Facebook page and on the Racing page of our ECSC Website. The twilight series is the only variable left and the results are close. Rich Fox is leading the charge in his Catalina 22 in the White Fleet with Commodore Cameron and Nan Schulz are close behind in 2nd and 3rd in the Red Fleet.
Last month the Governor’s Cup was sailed in typical Eagle Creek shifty conditions on Saturday only. Sunday the wind never filled in enough to race. The Governors cup was won by your race Chair Rick Graef on his J24 “ɔᴉuɐԀ ʇ,uop”.
We had several boats in from Geist, Illinois and Ohio. Thanks for all of those that volunteered and made it a great event.
See you on the water.