Soling 1M Sunday August 14-22

A quick summary.
Eight boats arrived, Gary’s boat would not work and Innis has an issue with his winch so he was busy fixing that. Gary volunteered to be RD and the first race started under a blistering sun and oppressive humidity and almost no wind. The first race was completed after 20 minutes, numerous wind directions and speeds having been endured.

The second race started in quick order with the wind disappearing as the starter began. Another pedestrian pace saw almost an hour passing with two races completed. Innis appeared ready to go but Boots had a rudder issue and declared he was finished for the day. Too hot for him.

The third race was in the offing with a few light drops of rain and a hint of wind allowing for some hope. The wind died as starter began. We got underway, the rain increased but we had some patchy wind and as Jim started the second lap the rain bucketed down. Rain pouring down we all finished the third race except for Dotcomm who was tired, wet and frustrated.

Upon agreement of all the soggy participants, we ended the day – results above.

Soling 1M Sunday July 3-22

Canada Day Special Event

This day was a little different with Jim and Boots running four seeding races with no drop races to set the field for some exciting short course match racing. We also experimented with a longer course making the starting line at one end of the pond and the weather mark at the other. This made the first beat longer and reduced the need for offsets.

Results of Seeding Races

SkipperSail #Race 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Overall
Michael Kennedy110DNCDNF113rd
Brian Lugar95911231st
Brian Wilmshurst17522322nd
Francoise Dardanne47546DNC6th
Bob White3333DNF444th
Jamie Ferguson 92243555th

Results of the Match Racing

SkipperSail #Overall
Michael Kennedy1101st
Brian Lugar9592nd