Race 2-8 Thank you race committee of Sean O’Connor and Bailey White and their crews for abandoning the race for lack of wind.
Race 2-9; Aug. 23, 2023
Things are heating up in more ways than the weather. You could feel the sizzle at the start of the fleets on this next to last race of the series. In the two one design fleets there were 2 boats in each fleet that were called over early.
Many people thought with increase in temperature we would have a decline in wind, but Mother Nature has shown some sympathy for us, because even though it was as hot as hades out there, we still had enough wind to sail the 3-4.5 nm course in an hour. A big thank you to race committee of Mike Harrington, Kyle Wheatley, Penny Johnson, Nick Eldridge, Ben Martelino, Mike Smith and special help from injured Brent McKenzie.
With only 6 races sailed so far in this series, there will only be one throw out for everyone. We have some very hot contests in some of the fleets. In the Melges 24 fleet, there is a tie for first place between Premature Acceleration and Rapscallion and third place boat, Ex-Kahn is only ¼ (.25) point away from the leaders. Next week’s race is going to be a contest to watch. There is a tie for first in the battle of the J’s (88 vs 80) in our Low PHRF boats between Valkyrie and Meraki. While in the other one-design fleet of J-24’s, Althea and Hawkeye are less than one point away and will need to keep a close eye on each other.
A big thank you to Dona Cardenas for the jambalaya that she cooked. There will be food for Race 2-10 and Will Brown and his elves have something special cooked up for us on the awards evening on Sept. 6 as well as the unique trophies that will be awarded.
Thank you Dona Cardenas for these gorgeous shots.
See you on the race course, Dana
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