Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Laser Races October 22 and 23, 2011. Seven boats on Saturday and five on Sunday with total of eight sailors. Not so good for us, but a little better than Scots and W’s. Alejandro was off racing cars and Sam needs to send out “reply if you are coming” e-mails to get juices running. Really good wind on Saturday and then really big holes on Sunday especially on the back to shore after the races—that was the calm that cancelled the “big boat” races except the first race of the Scots that they were able to finish.

Rob Krentel 1-1-2-3-1-2+3-1-2-3 =19

Sam Chapin 3-3-1-2-3-3+2-3-4-3 =26

Patrick Daniel 4-4-5-1-6-4+4-4-3-4 =39

David Chapin nf-ns-ns-ns-2-1+1-2-1-1 = 40

Tom Rhodes 6-5-4-4-4-5+ns-ns-ns-ns =52

Luke Yates 2-2-3-ns-7-ns+ns-ns-ns-ns =54

Marc Solal 5-6-6-5-5-6+ns-ns-ns-ns =57

Vince Renzoni nsx6 +5-5-5-5 =68

Vince just sailed with us Sunday. It looks like all last places, but he was up with everybody and not always last. Good improvement Vince.

Marc only sailed one day. Again some really good legs and he brought Pascal who helped on RC and then he and Pascal sailed several hours in the afternoon.

Luke was back sailing with us on his boat. A string of really good races—the old Luke and then overpowered with the full rig. I think he could still do the full rig with us.

Tom Rhodes consistent fourth place and then moving to Chicago. If Tom is still here in two weeks, we will have the “Goodbye Party” for him at noon on Sunday.

David broke his top mast just before the finish in the first race. “Big boat” safety boat towed him back to club and a fresh top mast. Keep the rivet in the top mast facing the goose neck (aft and in compression) so the rivet hole doesn’t weaken the mast.

Patrick got his win on Saturday. At least we spread them around a little. We are working to get Patrick a little faster downwind--- then look out, you folks at the top.

Sam was happy to have a win on Saturday in about as much wind as he is comfortable with and a second on Sunday.

Rob beat David C. once on Sunday and once on Saturday. Hope that will David interested. Rob puts our marks out and was able to find that “black hole” for the windward mark on Sunday.

Youth Regatta next week and adult Lasers in two weeks again.

Dave Mains will move to Wayfarer class, so we will miss him and Barby who will crew for him if he doesn’t tip the boat. She did RC with Joan this Sunday and we will take her back anytime. Dave’s Laser was bought by the Youth foundation, so we are not losing the boat.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Laser races October 8 and 9, 2011. A short report. Rainy and stormy on Saturday and Alejandro, Rob and Sam the only ones that came. None of them wanted to sail very badly. The other sailors were saying the forecast for thunderstorms. So we didn’t sail and nobody else put any boats in the water. Saturday learn to sail group learned to sail in more wind and the rain. Good work folks…

Sunday Rob put the marks out and reported a good breeze out in the dark water. Three again. This time Rob, Sam and Marc. Joan and Robin were RC. Seven or 8 MPH wind and light rain by first race. The Old man got a good start and won the first race. He turned over going down wind in the second and was in last with Rob in first. Marc was right with us in the last race when the wind was up and a lot more rain. Rob won the last two races. Lots of crazy wind shifts at the windward mark. A challenge sailing in the race with more rain and tell tails all lying down. More rain had come by the time the “big boats” had to decide—nobody put in. Laser sailing only.