Sunday, August 19, 2012

Laser racing August 18 and 19, 2012.   Strong winds both days with gusts to 20.

Rob Krentel    1-2-1-1-1+1-2-2-2-2-2            17

Jerry Beck       2-1-2-2-3+2-3-1-4-3-3            26

Marc Solal       5-4-5-3-nf+4-4-4-3-5-4           45

David Chapin                  ns+ns-1-3-1-1-1        50

Sam Chapin    3-3-3-4-ns+3-6-5-nf-4-5           51

Vince Renzoni 4-5-4-6-nf+5-5-6-6-6-6           61

Chris Nagy      ns-ns-ns-5-2+ns                         76

Dean Grimes            ns+ns-ns-ns-5-7-7           78

Dean Grimes came late on Sunday. He hasn’t been sailing a Laser for a long time and this was a tough day to get started again.  He had a 5th in his first race and then the boat started to fill with water because the stern plug was missing.  He didn’t figure that out till he got back to shore and it took about everybody to pull the boat out so it would drain.

Chris Nagy was late arriving on Saturday and sailed a radial. When I corrected the times, he didn’t pick up any boats, but sailed the radial into second place in the last race Saturday.

Vince Renzoni continues to hang in there with the higher winds and he is getting better and better.

Sam Chapin would like the wind to drop off a little.  This is exciting sailing for most of us and a little scary for him.  In the fourth race on Sunday he hit the weather mark, but there were boats all around him.  The wind had picked up and there was no way he could sail clear of the other boats and then do a 360.  Easier to drop out.

David Chapin came out on Sunday. He won all the races he sailed except 3rd race when the sheet slipped out of his hand and he death rolled after rounding the windward mark.

Marc Solal’s day.  Wind up holding the boat flat. Better starts. He is getting better and better.  He got spray in his face that put sun screen into his eyes so he couldn’t see, that was his drop out in the last race on Saturday.

Jerry beck was really sailing flat and fast. He won a race on both days and seemed always to be up there with Rob.

Rob Krentel is our winner when David C. and Alejandro don’t show up.  He set up our course both days with the two short reaches that added more excitement to the day. Thank you, Rob.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

 Laser results for August 4 and 5, 2012.   Nine sailing on Saturday.  Sunday Rob had family business and Sam set up the course with a mistakenly shorter windward leg--- so with the wind up we got in nine races in the 2 hours – that is our record – the Laser sprints.

Patrick Daniel       2-4-4-4-6-3+5-1-1-1-2-1-2-4-1      41

Sam Chapin          8-3-2-3-2-6+4-2-3-3-4-3-3-1-2       48

Jerry Beck             6-5-5-6-5-9+1-3-2-4-1-2-3-1-ns      58

Marc Solal            ns-7-6-9-7-5+3-ns-4-2-3-4-4-5-3     77

Vince Renzoni     5-6-8-8-9-7+2-4-5-5-5-5-5-3-ns        83

Rob Krentel         1-1-1-2-3-1+ns                                      99

Alejandro Illera   4-2-3-1-1-2+ns                                     103

Tom Pizzi              3-8-7-5-4-8+ns                                      125

Glenda Libby        7-9-9-7-7-4+ns                                      139

On Sunday Patrick Daniel brought a lady friend, Karen, and sent her out on his Laser.  I don’t know when the traveler broke, but she sailed around below the course for almost the whole two hours.  Check you lines that go around fairleads—traveler, rudder down haul, out haul and when they start to wear, replace them.  Check the rubber connection between the tiller extension and the tiller.   When it has a crack, then change it.

Glenda tried her injured knee out.  Sailed the course behind everyone ---maybe couldn’t stand it any longer by the sixth race.   Welcome back Glenda.

Tom Pizza finial got a fairly good sail on Saturday and had some good races, but has to work on Sunday.

Alejandro hadn’t sailed for a while with all his trips around the world.  It took him three races to get rolling again.  Come as often as you can, Alejandro.

Rob Krentel had some family business on Sunday and that gave some others a chance to win a few races.

Vince Renzoni is one of our regulars and with the wind up he got in a couple of really good races on Sunday.  Practice pays off.

Marc Solal is back from France.  With the wind up on Sunday he picked up his game.  We are so glad to see him.

Jerry Beck is usually pushing up to the top, but wasn’t doing it on Saturday.  On Sunday he got his game up and pushing to the top in our sprints.

Sam hung in there on Sunday and was finally able to win a race.  He will hopefully always make that weather leg longer so we get more separation when the boats come around the windward mark.

Patrick Daniel got a new sail.  That really helps.  How clever of you to give the broken traveler to Karen.  Great racing on Sunday.  Good starts in the sprints.