The racing season is well off to a good start. We have had great participation and competition so far. Also, some of the creative courses we’ve set so far has enhanced the variety and the enjoyment of the racing experience. We would like to thank the numerous volunteers that have helped new members and established members get their boats up and running this Spring.
Also, we would like to thank all those that have helped put on a successful Mayor’s Cup Regatta. There were many that stepped up to help with the breakfast and brunch that was provided to the racers during the two-day event. Geoff Endris and Tom Moore worked some miracles in getting two races off in very light wind conditions both days. Tom Newgent and Nick Mates put in long hours doing a somewhat successful “Wind Dance” and scouting the reservoir for any signs of useable wind. Bruce Berner and Ethel Morgan pulled out a great Mayor’s Cup win in a return of the J22 fleet as the largest competing fleet. Another highlight of the event was the awarding of the “Captain Crunch” cereal to the two boats that enjoyed a “Close Encounter” at the leeward mark. The regatta was a reminder that the most fun in racing comes from spending time with great people in an activity that we all love.
Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon racing continues through the Summer. The next racing regatta is on Saturday, July 17th, for the ECSC Regatta in association with the ECSC Beach Party. We hope you will join us for some of these events and even consider joining our happy racing family!