We continue to have challenges with the weather on Wednesday nights, but so far, we’ve been able to run 9 races of 11 races. The Spring series will end on Wed June 28. On July 5, we will start the Summer Series.
Sunday races are still a challenge as we haven’t had any Sunday races since May 14. If you have any suggestions on how to make Sunday racing more appealing, I’d love to hear them.
Our annual Flying Scot Regatta was a great success. We had 12 boats with 10 of the boats coming from out of town. We had perfect weather for a long north-south course. Rich Fox was the PRO and did an outstanding job. We managed to get 4 races in on Saturday. Competitors were treated to root beer floats after a hard day of racing, followed by a great BBQ dinner from Squealers.
Sunday’s weather was similar to Saturday. We got another 2 races in before calling it a day. Here are the race results. Congratulations to Chuck and Nancy Goff for sailing in their first Flying Scot Regatta.
|Tyler Andrews*||Cody McCoun||Deep Creek YC||9||1|
|Bruce Kitchen*||Lynn Kitchen||Cowan Lake SA||22||2|
|Andrew Fox*||Doug Fox||Birmingham YC||23||3|
|Frank Gerry*||Marianne Gerry||Clinton Lake SA||27||4|
|Bronson Bowling*||Rachel Bowling||Carlyle Lake SA||32||5|
|Ben Williams*||Tom Yeagle||Clinton Lake SA||35||6|
|Eric Bussell*||Perry Cameron||Clinton Lake SA||37||7|
|Ryan Malmgren*||Stacey Rieu||Ephraim YC||48||8|
|Eric Sutton*||Marshall Akers||Carlyle Lake SA||52||9|
|Geoff Endris||Tom Moore||Eagle Creek SC||58||10|
|John Casada*||Paul Dixon||Carlyle Lake SA||64||11|
|Chuck Goff||Bill Grant||Eagle Creek SC||67||12|
* Denotes non-club member
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. You can buy a commemorative T-shirt for $15. Folks it doesn’t get much cheaper than that. You will need to register and pay in advance just like the LobsterFest.
Go to this site to register. http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15069. Registration fee for the regatta competitors is $70 and includes 2 full meal packages (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner). Extra meal packages for extra crew are available for $20 each. Event T-shirts are available for $15 each. Be sure to pre-order a shirt to make sure you get one in your size.
Non-racers should go to the same site, register as a non-competitor and purchase additional meal tickets ($10) or event T-shirts ($15).
On Friday June 23, we took possession of a new 30 HP Honda outboard motor and had our other Honda 30 HP outboard serviced. We will replace the damaged motor on the Aircraft Carrier and use the damaged motor for spare parts.
We only have 1 race covered in the Summer series so far., so be sure to go to the RC Signup page to sign up for RC duty. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ac22a4f58-2017