Wednesday Night ENCORE Series Race 1 September 16, 2020
I think the question from last Wednesday’s race is do you like it wet or very wet? I was looking at some of the facebook comments from the race and someone said “once you put your foulies on and were in the race you didn’t notice the rain”. I would say that was true unless you were on a J-24 and then you had the continuous drip from the back of the boom on your lap.
Hurricane Sally was passing us to the north and gave us some cooler temps and very nice wind. Though they predicted some heavy winds, fortunately we had a nice 10 mph breeze from the east giving us some very interesting shifts and rain all evening, but fortunately not heavy enough to impede our progress around the race course.
A big thanks to Warren Collier, Ted Phillips and Will Brown for braving the elements and providing a great race. I was not surprised that there were 5 boats from the competitive High PHRF fleet. And the winner of this race was the J-22 helmed by Kyle Meyhoefer.
Despite the weather conditions you can’t keep a new addition to our racing passion at home. One of our new contestants in the Cruiser fleet was Missy Jaeger in the Hunter 386 and Spencer Gay in his new Hunter 34. The Low PHRF fleet had a new addition with the J-88 sailed by Mike Stewart and Mike Wroblewski and in the Mid PHRF fleet we had the X95 (Seniorita X) sailed by Juergen Haeberle. Queen Bee, a Beneteau 386, sailed by Rene Ward was the new boat in the High PHRF fleet.
We have 5 more races in this series and a reminder that the start of the Cruiser fleet is 6:15 and the rest of the fleets start after 6:30pm.
Upcoming weekend races are Sunday, Sept. 27 will be LARC #2 and Oct. 3-4, will be the Barefoot Open.
Look forward to seeing you on the race course, Dana