The 2021 Racing season is reaching the halfway point. The Wednesday night Series is over and the Sunday Honors races will be over in another week. If you missed the competitive Summer Series, you have a chance to catch up for lost time as the Fall Series is just beginning. We look forward to seeing you on the reservoir, if for no other reason than an evening sunset or an afternoon summer breeze …it’s the reason we all enjoy sailing in the first place.
Another important opportunity for sailing enjoyment is coming up this coming weekend at the ECSC Regatta and Beach Party on July 17th. This will be a pursuit regatta made up of multiple races with different courses that have staggered starts based on the predicted racing speed (PHRF) of your boat. Said another way, the slower boats start first and the faster boats last. The race winner is the first one to cross the finish line. This is designed to create exciting racing and finishes as all boats should finish at the same time if they are all racing up to their potential. If you intend to join us, please send and E-Mail message to Nancy Goff (email@example.com) or John Kohne (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is no registration fee for this regatta, only charges for meals, so get your registration in soon.
We wanted to let all racers know that we now have a race-worthy anemometer on the race-committee pontoon. It will be placed on the mast of the RC boat each Wednesday night for the racing events. It will track the instantaneous wind speed as well as the average wing speed during the racing. It can be accessed by all racers in their boats on their smart phones if they are within 300 yards of the RC pontoon. You can access this wind indicator by downloading the Windy Anemometer app from the App Store. There are one or two linking steps that must be taken, but connect with John Kohne before the Wednesday night races for help. We hope to use this in the future for determining objectively if we have enough wind to conduct a race and to evaluate the use of the Portsmouth Racing Performance Handicapping System for our Club as it uses wind speed to do handicapping.
See you at the Regatta and Beach Party.
Good racing !!
John Kohne and Nancy Goff