Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December 18 and 19, 2010

Luke Yates wins the Saturday races and Rob Krentel wins the weekend. Lasers sail both days in the rain with 4 races on Saturday in a morning shortened to wait for the wind to fill in and seven races on Sunday with only three of our regulars sailing. The other guys didn’t do any better. Wayfarers went out on Sunday, but came back in without starting a race. Combination of cold and windy, I think. The Scots only had three out Sunday. The MCs had a little group out for two races and Bob Newland, the J24 sailor from Puerto Rico, won both with our visitor from Texas in second.

Rob Krentel 2-1-3-3+2-1-2-1-2-1-1 = 19
Sam Chapin 1-6.5-1-2+1-2-1-2-1-2-2= 21.5
Marc Solal 4-3-4-4+3-3-3-3-3-3-3= 36
Luke Yates 3-2-2-1+ dc = 64
Glenda Libby Rebel ds-6.5-5-ds+dc= 83.5
Craig Yates 420 ds-4-ds-ds+dc = 84
Bailey Verkaik 4.7 ds-5-ds-ds+dc = 85

So on Saturday we fleshed out the Laser fleet with Glenda in Rebel and Craig’s morning class. The “big boat sailors” watched the rain and drank beer.

Coming soon will be several pages about how to sail the Laser in higher winds.
Next racing is New Years Day at 10 AM and Club Racing the week after.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Our first December races were a great mix with 60 degree temp and light winds on Saturday and brisk on Sunday. Winter has started. December 4-5, 2010

Craig Yates won the Saturday races with a 2-4-1 for a seven. Note that win in the last race. Sam had a 1-5-2 for 8 and Rob Krentel got caught in too many holes and ended up with 4-3-3 for ten, but Rob made up for it on Sunday with seven bullets in the seven races in the brisk winds.

We expect Alejandro back this week, so Rob will have a little more interesting time.

The finishes with Saturday first:

Rob Krentel 4-3-3+ 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 = 17
Tom Rhodes 6-6-6+ 4-3-3-2-2-2-2 = 36
Marc Solal 7-7-nf+3-2-2-3-nf-3-3= 45
Sam Chapin 1-5-2+2-ns------- =58
Craig Yates 2-4-1+ 56 (ns Sun.) =63
Seth Bahr 3-1-5+ 56 =65
Cameron Smith 5-2-4+56 =67

Tom Rhodes moved into second place by hanging in there on Sunday. Marc Solal beat him in the first three races and then Tom beat him in the last four.

Marc and Tom have been entertaining each other over the past several months and both are getting closer to the top of the fleet. They were working with Rob on Sunday to be sailing better in the higher winds and getting the starts better. They all had a good time on Sunday. Laughing and smiling when they got in.

Seth Bahr was back to sail with us and won the second race on Saturday and came in third for the Saturday races. (We are having a separate Saturday Series now.)

Cameron Smith had a second in the second race and was in the middle of the fleet the rest of the time, but ended up 5th out of the seven. Just one point behind Rob –not bad company.

Then Saturday afternoon Rob, Tom and Sam sailed with the high school students with starting and race practice. We had eleven Lasers out. Good afternoon.

We will have a cold week and then a little warmer on the weekend.