It was really cool sailing with Cedar Point right in the background. It is hard to believe that some people who race sailboats and hang over the side hiking out as hard as they can are afraid to ride the roller coasters! I think the ride we all had today might just measure up to the rides at the amusement park. With the sun shining and a few wispy clouds and temperature in the high 70's, it sure was a great day out on the water.
Today's races were in the protected... Read More
The Championship Division coming down to the gates while the Challenger Division is under postponement
We weren't sure on the way to the racecourse where it was pretty windy and gusty whether today would mirror yesterday. But we had a kinder and gentler Sandusky Bay with NNW winds 12-16 in the first race and 10-14 in the second race. The sun stayed out with just a few clouds in a sea of blue and the temperatures in the 70's, so it was warm enough if you dressed for the spray you were... Read More
Race 2 start - wind was really honkomg!
Today brought some pretty hefty West winds 16-20 in the first race and 18-20 in the second race with some even heftier gusts and lots of chop on Sandusky Bay, Of the 68 boats officially racing, 17 stayed on land and did not venture out for the qualifiers. A few more came back in once they got out of the protected harbor and even more came in as they approached the race course. 44 hearty skippers and crew finished Race 1 and 30 finished... Read More
Despite all efforts by Jim Tichenor and the RC to wait for the wind to lie down, it just never happened, so Women and Junior NACs were not held. On a better note, the Flying Scot Foundation brought us Olympic champion sailor Anna Tnnicliffe to present a great talk on her own sailing history. Her parents taught her to sail, not to necessairily compete, but to be aware of what to do in the event there was an emerrgency of any kind on the water. Lo and behold, she ended up... Read More
Executive Committee hard at work Registration is going very smoothly!
The boats are coming, the boats are comig - over 70 of them for our 60th Anniversary NAC! The Executive Committee and Board of Governor's meeting are over, registration and measurement continue. At the moment, a decision is looming about whether there is too much... Read More