After postponement until 14:00 due to too much wind, we went out and tried to get races in. The RC did all they could, however, the wind built and the RC boat's anchor was dragging. After one abandoned race, the wind just built too much and we went in. It was a beautiful sunny day on the water, so we still enjoyed the sailing. And we got to see the local manatee swimming around the sandbar in the bay - how cool is that?
Brian Hayes from North Sails started the day with a great video review of day 1 racing. Following that were wild times out on the bay today! We got one race in after a postponement and one race abandoned, there was a terrific race held. Some sailors did not go out, or came back in after going out, but those who stayed out got rewarded with a bit less wind 14-17 for most of the race. The boats were all sailing close together and competition was fierce. The last downwind leg had more wind,... Read More
After a weather postponement earlier in the day, we went out in 15-17 knot winds and finished the first 2 races of the regatta today. One general recall got everyone in line and we only heard starting horns after that! Everyone stayed upright, but one collision caused a dismasting. There were several other collisions as well with less damage resulting from those. Despite that it was overall a great day on the water after the bad weather earlier in the day. Super job... Read More
Hey all you Northerners, it's time to dust off the boat and get ready for the 2013 Flying Scot Midwinters. And for those of you who sail all winter, add this to your plans! Registration is now open for the 2013 Midwinters at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on March 11-15, 2013, It's a super place to sail and it's always a good time - for LOTS more information, click here And don't forget the Warm-up Regatta at Davis island Yacht Club in Tampa on March 9-... Read More
We are 5 races into a 6 race season and we have a winner; Paul Abdullah! Congratulations to Paul and his crew who won the Lake Eustis regatta, after also winning in Jacksonville and Tampa. You may know that Paul is a champion in the Thistle class and he seems to be having no trouble adapting to another Sandy Douglas design. Very impressive sailing! The rest of the pack is pretty tightly bunched so that will get sorted out next month in Port Charlotte. The dates... Read More