The next 3 races in the LARC winter series will be: #2 sponsored by BFSC will be Sat, Jan 23, #3 will be on Sat Feb 13 and the last race on Sat Feb 27. Skipper’s meeting at 11am at Aqualand. I will attempt to broadcast skipper’s meeting on ch 69.
This first race of the year was anticlimactic. The weather built us up to anticipate a great weekend. Once the rain quit on Friday after 2 very depressing days (though they were warmer), then the cold air really crept in and the wind howled all day Saturday with just enough sunshine to make us think we were going to have a great race on Sunday. It was looking good at the skipper’s meeting with a nice wind and the sun starting to take of the chill out of the outdoor air. And then as race time approached the wind starts to do a dramatic shift to the west. The race committee sets a course to the new conditions and then the wind drops to a whisper (I forgot to put money in the wind bank). I am now worried that there will be enough wind to make it to ANY weather mark! Fortunately the race committee from UYC, Kent Rogers, Edith Collins, and Susan Reddaway recognized the futility of trying to start a race in these conditions and abandoned the race.
The next race will be this Sat, Jan 23 and at this time the weather forecast for is 56 degrees and looking good.
I hope to see everyone on the race course. Dana