Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday June 24, 2012

We really had a great day sailing in the rain and wind on Sunday June 24, 2012.  We had the races for Saturday canceled so we could pitch in with Sailstice.

Rob Krentel       1-1-1-2-1-2         8

Jerry Beck          ns-3-4-1-2-1       18

Sam Chapin        2-2-3-3-3-nf        20

Marc Solal           3-4-2-4-4-3         20

Vince Renzoni     4-5-5-5-5-nf       31

Michael Gapuz   ns-6-6-ns-ns-ns  40

Michael was our only Youth and he came late, but Jerry helped him get his boat in.  He sailed a radial and we took times on his two races.  On correction his times moved up, but not enough to catch Vince so he stays with two 6’s.  He came in to meet with Monte Stamper and Ray Laguna to talk about his Eagle Scout project and the landscaping around the club house.  The youth are moving up on the water and on shore.

Vince Renzoni sailed a full rig and was doing better.   Sailing flatter going up wind and in better control.  He is a light weight so this is more of a challenge for him – I remind him that he and Alejandro weigh about the same.   He was happy with his racing on Sunday.

Marc Solal wasn’t going to come Sunday unless we were racing.  It was a great day with he and Sam tied for third.  Marc had one second and several other close finishes.  Notice that Jerry, Sam and Marc were only 2 points apart at the end of the day.

Sam had his only practice sail on because of the rain and too lazy thinking about drying his good sail before taking it home.  He developed a big rip in the sail in the last race, so he comes in while he could still sail with it.  It was not downwind back to the sailing club.

Jerry took a couple of races to figure out the day, and then was right with Rob in the last three.  Won two races.  Way to go Jerry.

Rob Krentel, thank you for letting Jerry win a couple of races. We need to have him coming back.

Next Laser races in two weeks and then every two weeks all summer.

We may also have some organized sailing during the week.  If you are interested, let me know which days and we will try to get a group together. We have some extra boats so you don’t need your own Laser.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 9 and 10, 2012

Laser races June 9 and 10, 2012    Variety of winds on Saturday and steadier and hiking wind on Sunday.  Six boats racing on Saturday and three on  Sunday.

Sam Chapin     6-3-2-3-4+1-1-1-1-1-1-1      25

Marc Solal       3-4-6-6-3+2-2-2-2-2-2-2       36

Vince Renzoni 5-5-4-4-6+3-3-3-3-3-3-3       45

Dave Chapin    1-1-1-1-1+ns                            54

Rob Krentel      2-2-3-2-2+ns                            60

Jon Chapin       4-6-5-5-5+ns                             74

Jon Chapin had an afternoon sailing with his Father and now he is in the mix.  The bottom three on Saturday really had a good work out.

Rob had to do some family things on Sunday, so his missed out on the first or second place for the weekend.

Dave Chapin didn’t come back on Sunday.  Probably couldn’t get young America up in time.

Vince is better and better.  Had a good time on Saturday trading places with the others and
Sunday sailed all the races.  When the wind is up boat handling get more critical.  Lots of practice..

Marc Solal had his wind on Sunday and sailed well.  Needs to handle wins shifts just a little better.

Sam was lucky that it didn’t blow any harder than it did or he would have been out of the whole mess.

All and all a good weekend.  We will be looking forward to nine or ten boats at the races this summer.

Thanks to Joan Bryant and Sally Renzoni for RC work and Jim Lingeman for getting the RC boat steering fixed.