Racing Commodore's Comments
The weather gods were toying with us for our racing events in October. They were obviously in cahoots with our local weathermen. You leave the docks expecting one type of weather and get something (almost!) completely different. Ahh, but that’s sailing!
Our Fall Race #3 was held on Oct 10th at our regular Yankee Station racing venue. Mark Poineau was the Race Officer of the Day with the trusty Sea Ya crewmembers as race committee. Winds started off at 10-20 knots so the fleet got off to a good start to mark “Z”.
It was shortly after a few boats had rounded Zulu on their way to mark “A” at Salt Ponds that a very wet squall line blew through the area. Gusty winds with sheets of heavy rain pushed the boats around a bit and soaked the skippers and crew. Fortunately, this wather system only lasted 15-20 minutes and then tapered off to a nice afternoon with the winds diminishing somewhat as the competitors sailed on to mark “W” and then back to “Y” for the finish. Jeff Rogers and the Halaha crew corrected to a 1st place finish with a 1min +30sec lead over 2nd place s/v Joy. Bob Wagner, at the helm of Sea Slipper II, was 45 seconds behind for a 3rd place.