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!
Next up is the Whiskeytown Regatta over Memorial Day weekend. All new Race Committee and PRO should make for a lot of racing and fun time for all. Out with the usual slow pace, instead we will be starting races while other fleets finish and we will be using all the wind the lake offers. Fun camping in under the oaks in the group site. The NOR can be found on the link below. Entry fee is $50 and there is no deadline for entry. Please reply to the yahoo site that you intend to sail so we can get a headcount.
3-3-3 Sailing Instructions
The bay cruise will start at 13:00 GPS time. The start/finish line is between two boats in Belvedere Cove, boat 1 is a white 25ft Mako powerboat with a blue dodger and two big grey outboard motors, boat 2 is a 10 ft grey zodiac dink with a 15 hp grey yamaha outboard. Anyone have a Moore Class Flag that I can borrow?
The current at GG is 11:20 slack, 14:25 Flood (3.1), 18:06 slack.
The 3-3-3 Race is coming up on May 7-8. This is a Triplehanded event.
We were set to use the Bay View Boat Club as the center for this event of a bay cruise, party, sleepover and casual sail home but then...
Hi Simon and Kurt,
I wanted to give you an update on how we are doing, and tell you John has been “Super”. He is really enthusiastic, and bringing up his wife, son, and four more Bay View RC members to help him run the whole show. The lake is full, the temps are in the high 70s, and we’re ready to go.