Fifty-three boats from six classes showed up for the 2011 edition of the Spring Keel Regatta at St. Francis. This year’s edition was to be a four race regatta (reduced from 5 or more in past years) sailed between Saturday and Sunday. The forecast called for 5-10 out of the NW on Saturday with clear skies and SE 10-20 with rain for Sunday. Saturday arrived with a light Easterly blowing and at the skippers meeting it was decided to postpone on shore and wait out the NW fill.
In order to be scored in Roadmaster Events you must pay your dues in advance. $50 for California/Nevada owners, $35 for other owners. Note that all drivers must be members of the association.
You can use PayPal or mail a check. Click on the Dues link under Class Info.
January 29th is the Three Bridge Fiasco, the first of the Roadmaster Series and an event that the Moores always seem to do well at. Perhaps it is the sheer volume of Moores on the line that assures us a good showing or perhaps it’s that the boat is well suited to a shorthanded race where anything will happen! The Moore is such a sweet little beast that and in many way this race typifies just how much fun a simple boat can be. I still remember that year when Lowly Worm pulled it out! All you need is a partnership, a total of four hands, and you are ready to go.
Simon has put in a new order for the Classic Speedster T-Shirt. They will be available at all upcoming Roadmaster races, including the Gorge. The bargain price is just $10 a shirt.
You may have noticed that your old logins and passwords don't work with the new web site. The Class Directory continues to show boat and owner information, but association members will need permission to access that area of the site.
To do so, you must first go to the User Login section (lower left side of the home page) and create your own username and password. Then, send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your username. If you're a current member of the association, I'll give you access to the Class Directory. Simple as that!
John Siegel, #77
A familiar crackle was heard out on the water… familiar but not recent and this had us all tilting our heads to one side like dogs to a whistle. What the eff is that we all thought and then the gun went off so we just got on with it. Ten Moores LAST in the starting sequence and getting off the line after the first fleets were headed to the bar already! Did we get the cheap seats or what? Well, what is the answer as by the time we collected a first place whistle (don’t invest a single shotgun shell for us!) it was a dollar of entry fee per minute of racing. Consolation is that the $$ is going to a good cause so we just sent the chute and rushed home before getting wet.
Here is the blow by blow for those who missed the WINDY one!
Our pathetic little fleet made it to the "Olympic Circle" on Saturday only to discover that SFYC must not come to the East Bay very much as they seemed to be a little lost and setup against the Berkeley Pier, well to the south of the Circle. We were caught napping at X and almost missed the start in beautiful #1 conditions.