Tuesday, April 5, 2016

First Races in April

Fleet 123 Racing 

April 3,2016

The wind was up after the cold front.  15-20 with higher gusts.  Mark put up his postponement flag (his arms) and we waited for the wind to abate which was predicted.

     We wait no longer -- We had four boats go out.  The Kelly's set the windward mark.  Mark and Lil set the starting line (always know pin favored when Mark sets it).  Stu and Andy were on the line as well as Bob and Bob.  This time not only did Bob keep the rig up but was the winning skipper for the day.
 Nice Sailing!

 Lil was trying to catch a pelican who had a hook and line caught on his head.

     We sailed 4 races and then the Bob's and Mark and Lil stayed out for a 5th.  Wind was strong and shifty for the first two races and let up as the afternoon progressed.  

 Stu and Andy
 Mark and Lil
 Bob and Bob
Could the day be any better?  Mark leading Bob down hill.
Blue Picture.  Blue sky, blue spinnaker, blue boat, blue water.  Stu and Andy not blue.
Mark and Lil
Captain Andy and cousins

Nauti-Nancy's after sailing.  Wayne and Pat Hastings dropped in for a visit.  They are heading back to the Cape at the end of the week.  We hope spring comes to the Cape soon.

Next race is scheduled for April 23rd.  It possibly will be changed to Sunday April 24 because of event at Boca Ciega.  Keep tuned in. 

Women's Challenge is Saturday, April 30,2016 at Boca Ciega.


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