Thanks to the race committee team of Darryl Lanier , Tom Graham and company for finding a way to complete a race this night. This was a difficult night for RC, storms all week, inconsistent winds, and a difficult wind direction. These are all challenging factors for any race committee team.
This race committee team sent us to B, which seldom is used. It made for an interesting race and despite the short distance of .38 nm, you still had to deal with tricky wind and the usual Lake Lanier shifts. But it seemed like one of the most important factors in winning this race was being able to navigate through all the traffic on this short course.
It was unfortunate that the Melges 24’s rounded the leeward gate just as the High PHRF was about to start. Those that started at the pin end of the starting line had to compete with the boats who were rounding the leeward gate. And then once you made it past the starting line, then you had to deal with the oncoming Low PHRF fleet. In the end, we all needed to brush up on our Rules of the Road.
The race to be the fleet champion has been heating up and it looks like we will have some new faces on the podium at the Series I and II awards ceremony on Wed. Sept. 8 at 7pm at the LLSC clubhouse.
Next week will be the last race of Series 1 and Series 2 will begin the next week. We will have the first and second races of Series 2 and then we will have a break on July 7th and will resume racing with race #3 on Wed July 14.
See you next week, Dana