We had to cancel our July 21st race due to lack of wind and rescheduled to July 28th and we are glad we did! We had a sunny day with a high in the mid-70s with wind! What kind of wind? Well, it was mostly moderate to strong with lots of gusts, plenty of direction changes and a fair number of dead-spots.
Thanks very much to our Committee Boat volunteers Norm and Susan Egbert, assisted by Beth Auld. And also ready to help were Mimi Riffle, Donna Mount and Bob Orben. We are grateful to you all.
And for race set-up, Catey Hale and John Gall set up the course on July 21, only to have it cancelled, and Kevin Preuss and Tom Schroeder set up on the 28th. Thanks!
We had a very well attended protest of the lack of wind on July 21st at the Truex’s with all sorts of great snacks to munch on. Thanks Wayne and Arlene!
Laser Class: In the first race Jim Voelz came in well ahead of the entire fleet. Kevin Preuss edged out Tom Jennings by just a handful of seconds to take 2nd place in the Laser class. In the second race, Tom Jennings took first place. Jim Voelz capsized right after the start after taking an ill-timed gust of wind, and also took a penalty turn after fouling Kevin Preuss on the way to the second mark. Nonetheless he finished 2nd to Tom Jennings by a very close margin, with Kevin finishing third.
International Class: The International Class is timed, then handicap factors specific to a particular make/model of boat are applied, since some boat designs are faster than others. Peggy Voelz won the first race followed by John Auld/Bob Orben, Tom Schroeder/Ben Hicks, Laura Garrett, and Bianca/Lance Snider. In the second race, John Auld/Bob Orben finished first followed by Peggy Voelz, Bianca/Lance Snider, Laura Garret, and Tom Schroeder/Ben Hicks.
Not how we score the races, but if we handicapped the Lasers as well, the finishing order would have been as follows: 1st race: Jim Voelz, Peggy Voelz, Kevin Preuss, Tom Jennings, John Auld/Bob Orben, Tom Schroeder/Ben Hicks, Laura Garrett, Bianca/Lance Snider. 2nd Race: Tom Jennings, Jim Voelz, John Auld/Bob Orben, Peggy Voelz, Bianca/Lance Snider, Laura Garret, Kevin Preuss, Tom Schroeder/ Ben Hicks
The next race is this Sunday, August 4th at 2pm.