Wednesday April 27, 2016 01:00PMon
The One Design racing season kicked off last Saturday. Five Scots and one FrontRunner took place in the racing while another Scot skated around to the side tuning their boat. To help shake off some of the cobwebs PRO, Jim Raper, organized five practice starts which was a good warm-up.
With everyone ready and energized, the first race was launched. Well, not everyone was completely ready. Most forgot what a W2 race course was and rounded the leeward mark heading for the second beat. All, except the sage Hal Starke who went straight through the line and took the bullet. Immediately, those errant boats had to unwind to finish. A second race was started but unfortunately was soon cancelled due to an impending thunderstorm.
After putting the boats up in the storm, all soaking wet, we all had a great post-race time enjoying cool refreshments and hot chili prepared by Melissa Stephens. At the same time we also had a good discussion around starting techniques led by Len Guenther and John Wake following all those tall tales that were told about the race. Great start to a new season! Spring 2 is this coming Sunday, May 1.
- 1. Hal Stark
- John Wake
- Joe Nelson
- Len Guenther
- Phil Webb