Monday, May 12, 2014

Bikini Cup 2014

     The Day Sailer Women once again won the Bikini Cup, successfully defending their title from 2013 Race.  Thanks again to Peter for generously loaning us his boat Bounder II, an S-2, 7.9
     The boat was skippered by Chris Kelly and the fabulous crew was Angie Stieren, Janet Kreutzer, Lil Epstein and the Colonel, Zonna.

  The big boat refused to head up and leave the area or they were out of control.  We managed to pass to leeward of them and get above them just after the gun.  From there it was history.  We were all by ourselves the rest of the race.

Go up. You can't be there!

Smooth sailing from then on.  That was the excitement for the race.

Making our way upwind.

The Big Finish!

Awards- Congratulations Day Sailer Women.  It was just a big dinghy.

Thank you Peter for trusting us with your great boat.  We made you proud.
A little toast and some of Peter's moonshine.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

More Great Fleet Racing--- April 26

  What a beautiful Day!

     The weather service predicted 10-15, but when are they ever right?  We may have had an occasional gust at 15 but more like 8-10.  We sailed north to Compass Island to escape the motor boat traffic and have more space on the course.  Stu set up a perfect gybe mark so we could carry the spinnaker on both reaches.

5 Boats competing today
Bob and Angie of - what is the name of your boat?

Stu and sub crew Jude of Stooze Boat

Bruce and Janet of  - what is the name of your boat?

Mark and Lil of "My Bad", "Hound Dog" or "This Side Up"

Chris and Dave of Swamp thing - Chris behind camera

Scott going solo- what is the name of boat?

     We had 5 races and the Kelly's ruled the day with 5 bullets.


Dinner at Maggio's Pizza Place after sailing.  Driving home-  "inside room at the light"
Who is driving that car?

Remember our next race is Sunday, May 11.  We switched it from Saturday because the Day Sailer Women are defending their 2013 Championship in the Bikini Cup.  Thanks to Peter Kvansnicka for loaning his S-2 7.9, Bounder II to the women for the second year in a row.  Rumor has it that there are other boats out to get us.  This year will be skipper Chris and crew Lil, Angie, and Zonna (a windlass) and Janet will be sailing with us this year.