Sunday, March 07, 2010

Spring Keel Regatta March 6-7, 2010

The first regatta of the season began this last weekend and started off like so many mid-winter events do... in postponement. So, what do you do when you're not in the regatta, but doing race committee while you wait? Practice tying knots, review race rules and talk smack about Larry Ellison now finally having the opportunity to redeem himself as a quality human being now that he's reached the top. Hey, What was that sound?
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Oh, Snap! The hoist broke and this big chunk of metal slammed down on some poor dude's deck punching a hole through it. It's OK... no Folkboats were harmed in this accident. But a Moore 24 will be entering a boatyard near you soon. I recommend Svendesen's, but I'm biased. Speaking of which... I didn't race because I haven't had the bottom cleaned since the last weekend of the series last season and well... we'd be slow. I'm hauling out at the end of the month to have maximum bottom, new sails, repair status at full strength with all kinds of new tricks I've been working on all winter when the season starts for real. This regatta didn't count, it was just another way us Cali folks can say ha ha ha to all our Northern European and Scandinavian friends. :)
Brocks all set to go. Had Terry and Kimmi and son rotating crew jobs this weekend.
Upper 50's, low 60's and light winds by our standards made that serious flood a navigable challenge.
Bill Madison lead at the first mark and all the home.

I got to learn how to set and retrieve marks from a PRO... Jeff Zarwell.
For regatta results follow this link. http://www.stfyc.com
Day 2 had only one race with wind at 20 knots Peter wins the race and the regatta on a tie breaker. That sneaky Peter Jeal did it again. Cheeky fellow I say.

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