And... we're off!
It was a bang-up night. People were so eager to start racing they started colliding with each other. I don’t think I have ever heard of so many near misses and there were at least 2 collisions on the race course last night. But it was a great start of the season with 48 boats registered and last night there were 36 boats cruising around race committee, despite the rain forecast and the sprinkles we received.
Race committee did a great job in posting and broadcasting the courses for the different fleets (that is if you had your radio on and went and checked the course board after the cruisers started).
It was a great night for a sailboat race with steady winds bordering on whitecapping at the start of the race which died gently as the race progressed.
A big thanks to our first race committee of the season consisting of John McCarthy, Ken Blackenship, William Ruland, Doug Early, Joey Duran, Eric Brown, Randy Baker, Randy Phillips and Tim Thompson. They had a lot of boats to keep track of.
Just a reminder to make sure you have a sail number on your sail. Also, radio communication from boats should be kept to a minimum once the races have started. These broadcast by the RC is meant as a courtesy before the race and emergencies or retiring boats during the race.
Anyone wishing to do Race Committee for a Wednesday night, please contact Jonathan Stewart (email@example.com) , 2021 1st fleet captain.
See you on the race course, Dana