I think the boy scout motto “Be prepared!” applies to our race this week. Many people were congregating on the point, wondering about the weather and what the race committee was going to do when we saw the RC barge leave the dock. We then began to see a trickle of competitors following behind them. It became obvious that we were going to have a race. It stopped thundering about 6:20 and though there was not much wind, it is always best to “be prepared”. So those of us who don’t mind sailing in the rain started heading for their boats.
Often, after a rain the wind dwindles to nothing. This evening began that way but in typical Lake Lanier style, the wind picked up and of course shifted dramatically after the start of the Mid PHRF fleet to give us a great ride for the remainder of the evening.
Thanks to the intrepid race committee of Jeff and Cathy Freeman, David Wright, David Schenck, Rob Jones, Tom Graham, Eugene O’Donald, and Mike Tataris. They came, they saw and they conquered. This was a tough call by RC and I thought they did an exceptional job of pulling off a race when very few thought it would happen.
I hope everyone enjoyed the homemade chicken tetrazzini that Will Brown cooked and served this week. This was an exceptional meal made by our master culinary specialist. We will have our last meal in two weeks after race #9 and then we can look forward to the scrumptious meal being planned by Greg Cash and Darryl Lanier for the awards party.
With 2 tropical systems bearing down on us the next week, make sure you bring your foulies and “be prepared” for anything.
See you on the race course, Dana
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