I think the best comment of the night was when I spoke to the awesome 2 person RC of Ted and Dora McGee (what a finely honed team) and we discussed the possibility of rain and storms. Ted’s comment to me was “Rain is not going to bother me”. I was in love with our fearsome and experienced RC and knew he would make safe decisions.
We had lower attendance in this race but the threat of rain probably kept many people at home, but it paid off to those of us that decided to stick it out. We had great weather and a beautiful sunset.
We had several ties coming in to this last race and the competition was close. In the Small sport fleet, no one had won more than one race, so with a throw out the game was on. Ex-Kahn pulled ahead of the fleet by taking a first in the last race. Renegade continues to dominate the Low PHRF fleet. Walter Addison, new owner of refurbished J-27, sailed the wheels off his boat in his first series to take a 2nd in the Mid PHRF fleet. Congratulations Walter.
In the High PHRF fleet the Red Baron (Breeze) flew around the race course for this last race and really shook up the fleet. Bill the Cat finished 19 seconds behind his dad with our new contender, High Voltage, racing to 3rd place in this last race.
There was some excellent racing in this last race of the series in the competitive Cruiser fleet. Tween’r revved up his crew and sailed to his second first of the series and our own Randy Phillips raced his new Beneteau to 2nd place.
The first race of the second series will be Wed, July 8. I hope everyone has a very “social distant” holiday.
Thank you everyone for making this come-back to racing so successful. Watch for news about trophies and upcoming events.
Happy 4th of July, Dana