This is a reminder that the next VSS Buoy Race day is this Saturday.  The Skippers’ Meeting will be at Higel Park at 1100 and the first race is scheduled to start at 1300 about 0.5 nm west of the Inlet. Don’t forget that the skippers’ meeting is a good place to find a crew or a crew position.

VSS has installed (more-or-less) permanent buoys, so the Sailing Instructions (SI) and course diagrams have been modified to reflect this.  The length of the baseline short course remains 5 nm, so that the start time table is unchanged.  All three buoys shown on the diagram are now installed, and we will only have to put out one inflatable to mark to be the other end of the start-finish line.  The new sailing instructions, chart of the courses and pursuit race start times are attached.

Keep up with what’s going on with the VSS races by checking Races/VSS Racing.html on a regular basis.  There is lots of useful information there.

As of now, Thursday morning, the weather forecast is for a light afternoon sea breeze turnaround starting about 1 PM, but who believes any forecast that far out?

I hope to see you out there.


John Lynch
Mobile 941 539-5623


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