Well, we are two thirds through the spring series. Attendance has been kind of light due to the weather.We need more people to come out for Sunday afternoon racing.
Wednesday night races continue to be the most popular racing event. Our last race had 19 boats racing. That’s great participation. As of 5/31, Bill Grant is leading the Blue/White fleet and Bob Hickok is leading the Red fleet.
Rich Fox is now posting race results on the ECSC Facebook page. Results are also posted on the ECSC web site racing page and on the Regatta or Series web pages.
We only have 4 weeks left in the Spring Series. Be sure to sign up for Race Committee to remove your “penalty points.”
Go to the RC Signup page to sign up.
Our annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta was a great success, despite the weather. Winds were out of the west, which made the course pretty short. Perry Cameron was the PRO and he set up for short sprint-type races to get as many in before the rain came or the winds died. We managed to get 6 races in on Saturday, followed by a great BBQ dinner from Squealers and hot tunes from local band “Top Shelf.” The band was awesome and had people dancing till 11:30.
Sunday, the weather gods tricked us again by sending us winds out of the east. Again, Perry set up short courses and we got another 4 races in before calling it quits. Results for the regatta are:
* Denotes non-ECSC member
Our next regatta is the annual Flying Scot regatta. This is the kickoff event for the Flying Scot Midwest Division traveling series. We already have 11 boats committed and expect at least 15 boats. Rich Fox is the PRO and has assembled a great Race Committee crew.
We could use some volunteers to help with the shore-side activities – mainly breakfast and lunch. Contact Regatta Director: Geoff Endris.
The ECSC Regatta is scheduled for July 8-9 with the newly resurrected and highly acclaimed ECSC Beach Party scheduled for July 8. Bruce Berner is the PRO for the regatta and is looking for volunteers to help out on Race Committee. RC Volunteers get to attend the Beach Party for free and get this really nifty soft sided cooler in their choice of colors.
The beach party was a huge success last year with over 160 attending. Nick Mates promises to put on another great event this year. The meal will be catered by Stacked Pickle, with tunes from local band “Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All Stars.” It is sure to be a great event. Tickets are $10 per person, which pays for dinner, drinks and dancing. Folks it doesn’t get much cheaper than that. You will need to register and pay in advance just like the LobsterFest. We will publish more information on how to register in the next couple of weeks.