Sunday, February 9, 2014

This is Why We Live in Florida!

     Our race was scheduled for Sat., Feb. 8 at Belleair Causeway.  We awoke to a dreary, cold, drizzly day with little to no wind.  We decided to cancel the races and possibly postpone to Sunday.  Hank and Lil moved their planned dinner feast up a week so we all got together at their house that night.  We all left healthier than we came.  Lil served stuffed peppers, black rice with other healthy grains  along with a healthy fruit and vegetable salad.  Any side effects from Mark's coconut rum and mango juice were eliminated.  True to form, Lil served her home-made cheese cake with assorted fresh berries.
     We all agreed to re-schedule the races for the next Day.  On Sunday the fog quickly cleared to a beautiful sunny blue day.  It was a little chilly in the low 60's but the wind was perfect at about 10-15.  We could not have had a better day.
     We had 5 boats on the line.  The wind was shifty but there was plenty of it.  A modified Olympic course was set but with a downwind finish.  Course was perfect.  Great job Mark and Lil on setting the gybe mark.  We could carry the spinaker on both reaches.
     Bruce and Janet had a breakdown in Race 3 and had to retire early but they had a good day otherwise.  We managed to get in 4 races all taking about 30 minutes to complete.  Lets do this again!

 Skippers Meeting
Setting the marks

Bruce and Janet warming up before the start
Swamp Thing
Spinaker Run
Bruce and Janet under spinaker
The Bag Method

The Famous Drawer  (patent pending)

The Laundry Basket Method
The Chute Method

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