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.
Sailing Instructions are now posted at the SCYC website.
Thanks to everyone for your flexibility... we have a new date for Nationals
Our new date is September 28, 29 and 30. The new date will accomodate the America's cup sailing that is scheduled for our original date.
Wow, Big breeze and Big waves and we did not even need to go to the Columbia River!
After a long postponement on shore waiting for wind, we did get on the water at last when a NW filled in. With a 4 knot ebb to kick the waves we all had plenty on. Big jibs for the first beat of the first race then most went to the #3 for the balance of the racing. Getting out to the middle of the bay on the beats and surviving the runs seemed to the plan for the weekend.
The regatta was a big hit with the sail makers as flogging, ragging and shrimping were the order.
The early entry deadline for the San Francisco NOOD (June 25-26) regatta is TODAY, June 13! Get your entry in for this event NOW to avoid a $50 late fee (essentially 1/2 the entry fee if paid now).
Forwarded by Sydnie Moore:
I’m on the run...that is a five-mile run and a run to seek sponsors. It’s not a race for me but a personal challenge and a personal goal to support a young girl who recently lost her father.
No racing at Huntington in 2011
Thank you everyone for keeping your fingers and toes crossed hoping that the Lake would be ready for us. Unfortunately this didn't work!
The Governing Board has voted, alternate proposals have been tendered, and the decision is to CANCEL racing in 2011 at Huntington and instead to compete at the St. Francis YC NOOD regatta June 25/26 (two day only). There will be three racing areas so we should get a fair shake and I was just told today that we may be the premier class and those winners get a trip to the Caribbean!
Things looking good for next weekend!
Checkout the lake for yourself: http://www.whiskeytowncam.com/
Just a reminder, there is a three crew requirement for the Moore 24 fleet at the Ditch Run this year. See you all there!