Tuesday, December 15, 2015

More Amazing Summer in December Sailing

Fleet Racing Sunday, December 13, 2015

     Fleet Racing was changed to Sunday because of big boat Gulf Racing Saturday.  The Kreutzers raced their boat 'Pilgrim II'.  Mark was part of their crew and Dave crewed on some cushy boat and had cocktails and lunch while racing.  They had light winds on Saturday.
     Sunday was cranking from the good old east.  The wind was 12 to 20 with crazy gusts from all over the place - typical easterly.
     Stu finished the repairs on Mark's boat so he was ready to go.
     The first race started with the Kelly's at the boat end and Mark and Lil right under them.  The Kelly's tacked away before they fell into 'This Side Up' and went right.  It seemed like a good choice until a gust hit and Dave's 2015 Day Sailer Nationals hat went overboard.   We chose to save the hat allowing Mark and easy win.

Race number 2 was off.  It did not go well for the Kreutzers.
They were able to get the sail on the boat but now they had to get the mast out of the water.
That was the hard part but the Kreutzers are always prepared.  They had their anchor, radio to call Sea Tow and their tool kit.
With the mast finally on the deck, Mark and Lil prepared to tow.
Things come in 3's.  What will happen next?
No worse for wear - I take that back - Where did they get those outfits?

Everyone be ready to race Saturday December 26.  Maybe we will all get new boats for Christmas.  We need to give Stu a break.  He is getting tired of fixing our boats.

The Classic Boat Race (formally Good Old Boat Race) is Sat. January 9.  Mark is racing in that.  We are cancelling Fleet Racing that day and making it the following Saturday, January 16.  We will still race January 23rd.  

We need a pool party soon! 

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