It’s finally here…what we have been waiting for all winter: SPRING and SAILING! The Spring Racing Series gets underway THIS MONTH!! NORTH U RECAP Special Thanks to Instructor Andrew Kerr of North Sails, North U for conducting a first-class Sailing Trim seminar on March 23rd, 2019. Many ECSC club members and also sailors from Chicago and Cincinnati were in attendance. Thanks to Marcus Rogers for getting Andrew Kerr scheduled here in Indianapolis. Also, thanks to Commodore Geoff Endris for securing the meeting room on behalf of ECSC. Next year we hope to have him instruct again, perhaps the Tactics course. NEW THIS YEAR New and experienced racers, we are introducing the Sunday Honor Series! Consisting of a spring and summer series of racing which will occur at 3PM every Sunday, beginning April 28th to October 6th, 12 Sunday races per series (24 total just like the Wednesday series). Racing starts at 3:00 pm and is the same course every Sunday (the wind will likely change). Check the Sailing Instructions on the racing webpage for a map of the Sunday course. For those with smart phones, download the RaceQs app and record your race. Then after racing we’ll watch the 3D replay and discuss results at the race shack while we nosh. See RaceQ below. LASER REGATTA Wayne Myers is the Chairperson. Check the racing website and racing bulletin board for details. This will be your chance to be a part of the Laser excitement! WORK CREDITS Racers and non-racers alike are encouraged to volunteer for the many projects on this year’s agenda. Work credits are extended for regatta officers and assistants. The racing/club spring work party is Saturday, April 13th, 9:00-3:00pm. We will be setting up the RC boats and gear, RIB Shore Station and marker buoys. Contact John George or me if you have questions about work credits. MAYOR’S CUP REGATTA May 18-19!! This will be a first-class weekend full of food, fun, and RACING!! We are expecting a contingent of one design and PHRF boats from lakes near and far, as well as the usual suspects from Eagle Creek. This event is open to racers of all skill levels. All club members and their guests are invited! Volunteers needed! DATES TO REMEMBER Saturday April 13 9:00 Work Party Wednesday April 17 6:50 Competitors’ Meeting – discuss both series Saturday April 20 1:00 Review Boat Ops and RC responsibilities Wednesday April 24 6:50 First Wednesdays Race Sunday April 28 3:00 Sunday Honor Race – Start, Race, and Record your time RaceQs: How does the app work? The GPS tracks and boat handling data are recorded by a cellphone running the free RaceQs app during a race and uploaded to your free raceQs sailing social network account. The app records data about your boat’s GPS location, speed, course, heel, pitch, and yaw to generate the animation.