Posts for February 2013
This past weekend, the Florida Flying Scot District Series continued with the George Washington Birthday Regatta, hosted by the Lake Eustis Sailing Club. Lake Eustis is located northwest of Orlando.
John Wake and I arrived at the club Friday afternoon. When we arrived there were 6+ boats out practicing and getting dialed in for the weekend. There was talk of a 30+ boat turnout, but given the expectation of a strong cold front passing through Saturday afternoon, the turnout maxed out at 29 boats.
After setting up 5566, which we had stored at the club since the last event in January, we headed to the Oyster Troff (yes that is how you spell it – only in Florida). This is an …
The skipper of THISTLEDOWNE, Bill McClure of Troy, Virginia, and his Charlottesville area team are all signed up for the Hospice Alliance Regatta scheduled in April in St. Petersburg, FL. Bill and his crew earned the right to compete by winning the Turkey Shoot Regatta held last Fall at Yankee Point Marina on Myer Creek, just off the Corrotomon, just off the Rappahannock River. But, for now Bill’s concerns are focused elsewhere. He is in St. Marteen preparing to race in the RORC Caribbean 600, which starts in a week on February 18th. No, Bill will not be sailing Thistledowne, a San Juan 21. Stay tuned – we hope to hear during the coming week …
Bermuda High Party at Home of Carl and Diane Simon
February 16 at 7:00 pm
The end of winter is just around the corner. Don your Bermuda shorts and sundresses and come party and enjoy libations and yummy treats to eat! Cruiser or racer, or just warm weather enjoyer! Sure it is cold out but is anyone else craving drinks with little umbrellas and a day in the sun with wind in our sails? We may not be able to feel the sand between our toes but we can start counting down the days to warmer weather! Come plot and plan your summer on the water. Friends and guests are welcome.
When: February 16, 2013
Time: 7:00 …
BLUEWATER RACERS – Thinking 2014 Annapolis to Bermuda? It’s not too soon to be getting ready for the June 6th, 2014, start of the bi-annual Annapolis to Bermuda Race. On March 2n, 2013, at Eastport Yacht Club, from 0900-1200, there will be a A2B seminar featuring well know speakers (Mike Meers, Gary Chwastyk, Giff Hammer, and Stuart Forrest) talking about how to evaluate your rigging, sails, electronics, and your boat in general for offshore racing. This seminar is FREE, but ya gotta sign up. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – firstname.lastname@example.org seating is limited. Act now!
SpinSheet Magazine’s 2013 SAILSTICE ROUND DELMARVA RALLY. Come to the social! If you’re interested …