Just a reminder that the 49th Barefoot Open will be in 2 weeks, Oct. 15-16. Please register this week for t-shirts and let’s support this oldest regatta on the lake.
A big thanks to Will Brown for the excellent broccoli and chicken casserole we had this week and Mary Lyons for her help serving and clean up.
Thank you race committee of Warren Collier, Mary Lyons, Doug Early, Justin Zagarella, Kendrick Jones, Haley Boullon and Jean-Francois Rivard. They started in a different location this week and provided some interesting sailing as the light starts to fade earlier each week. There did seem to be some confusion about which fleets were to sail the shortened course and therefore several boats sailed an extra lap on the gorgeous Fall evening.
We had a couple of changes in the fleets this series. The cruiser fleet combined their Low and High fleet into one fleet and Bruce Barton moved to the Large Sportboat fleet with his Trimaran, Magic Fly.
In this second completed race of this series, the competition is getting hotter in the combined cruiser fleet with newcomer Ryan Jones in Daedalus, pushing the “old” experienced sailors. Dan McGraw has been “sizzling” this series with a 1st tonight in the Melges 24 fleet.
After coming back from their Sears Cup win at the Florida Yacht Club in J-24’s, Parker Thran sailed Super Bueno tonight and took a 2nd tonight in this race in the Mid PHRF fleet. In the J-24 fleet it was a tight race but as usual in one-design fleet, the start is the key to the race.
As a J-24 sailor, I should mention how MUCH I hate it when a J-22 beats everyone in my fleet.
Congratulations Kyle and Doug Meyhoefer for an excellent performance in the High PHRF fleet.
We had some great photography for this third race of the series. Thank you everyone that shared your experience on these wonderful Wednesday nights. What would we do without them!!!! Beer can racing, my foot. This is how we all keep SANE!
Thank you everyone for your patience in moving the skipper’s meeting to the gravel B lot for this race. A big thanks to Stefan and his race committee team for the flat start at X island. The wind was fluky this weekend, gusty and and shifty on Saturday and then nothing Sunday morning. But never underestimate the moodiness of Lake Lanier because by the 1pm start time on Sunday we had plenty of wind to sail the 7nm race that RC set up.
We did something unusual for this race, Jonathan Stewart and I followed all the competitors around the race course videotaping their progress and sail trim. It was very enlightening watching all the different techniques the competitors used in their upwind and spinnaker leg. After the race we had snacks at the LLSC clubhouse and watched the videos of all the boats and enjoyed the lovely afternoon breezes. I have been slowly uploading all the videos to Google Drive and will send a link in a couple of days so you can watch at your leisure.
We will be videotaping the upcoming LARC races on the following dates as well as hosting a post race “dirt up” at LLSC after each race at the LLSC clubhouse. So please come and join us.
LARC #2 by LLSC on Saturday Oct 7
LARC #3 by LLSC on Sat Oct 21
LARC #4 by LLSC on Sat Nov 18
Just a reminder that I will be giving out the Fall 2022 and Winter and Moonlight 2023 trophies on Wed, Oct. 18.
Attached are the results from Fall #1.
See you on the race course, Dana
Thank you race committee for a great job of finding wind to run a race this evening. Thank you Warren Collier, David Jackson and all the RC volunteers for giving your time to do race committee. Even though we have only had one race so far, we have had 2 fantastic dinners. Thanks to Jo Ann Estes for heating up the lasagna and Anne Howard with her helpers serving and clean up. We are still looking for volunteers for to do dinner for Race 3 and 4, talk to Will Brown if interested.
It was great to see Ryan Jones in his Beneteau 23, Daedalus, with a third place finish in the cruiser fleet this evening. In the Melges 24 fleet, Dan McGraw and Matt Perry gave Davis Macleod a run for his money. Hot Toddy, in the Large Sportboat fleet, was 9 minutes in front of the 2nd place boat, Maverick while Magic Fly (trimaran) kept the J-80 and J-88 on their toes and finished within seconds of the first boat over the line in the Low PHRF fleet. Jim Kingery in Sotally Tober was fast finishing seconds in front of Perpetual Motion and Ole Sole Mio for a first place finish this evening. The boats in the J-24 fleet swapped places at the front of the fleet several times with Althea (why doesn’t he give that fast boat some graphics) finally finishing on top.
Thanks for the great photo by Brandon Martelino that I call the “battle of the blues”.
Results by Month
Results by Year
Dana Stewart | She Devil