Saturday turned out to be a combined club close-up and racing day. We put away the boats, did lots of cleaning, lifted the docks in the morning, and as the weather turned nice in the afternoon, we set a race course to the South-East, based on the winds of the moment. It was an official keel boat day, with three boats on the line, and dinghy sailors went sailing around the buoys too. The wind was capricious; it pretty much blew from every direction, and everything from a zephyr to a hard blow.
Five Boats enjoyed a gentle NW breeze to take us down to Picnic Island for a BBQ on Saturday evening.
Sailing back to the club Sunday morning was a beat into a brisk and gusty NW wind, much cooler than the night before.
It seemed like the wind had settled down a bit around noon, so we set up a course for a keel boat race, but when we gathered at the start line the wind was once again coming in hard gusts, dangerous conditions to try racing for our fleet, so the race was called off.
A select subcommittee of the keel boat caucus* is proposing sailing down to Picnic Island after the races on Saturday July 18 for a BBQ. If all interested sailors bring their own plates, utensils, etc, we can have COVID-careful picnic.
Boats sail away from the club before 5 pm. [weather permitting…]
We have added an intermediate level learn to sail course for young sailors. This course will include five afternoons (15 hours) of instruction on a diversity of single and double handed boats (Zest, Laser and Laser II). The course will run July 13 to 17 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Please contact our learn to sail coordinator Jean at (jean_trottierATme.com) for more information.
Saturday June 27th we had a lively wind gusting up to 15 knots from the South West (mostly!). Five keel boats were on the start line for the first race, plus a few dinghies out to practice. Unfortunately, Dave’s tiller broke when he was doing well in the first race, so he had to retire without finishing. The rest of the fleet had a good time rounding the marks as quickly as possible: