Yesterday was the first day of the VSS 2018-19 racing season, and it was a beautiful day for sailing. I take that as a harbinger of good things to come!
The weather was mostly clear and sunny with a nice easterly breeze of around 8 to 12 knots with some gusts in the lower and mid teens. Definitely JAPSDIP!
The month of April was a very busy sailing month for our racers. It seemed every weekend there was a race with perfect sailing conditions. There is one more Sailing Regatta in the month of May 7 & 8. This is a 2 day Regatta - Saturday 5/7 will be a two Buoy races and Sunday 5/8, will be a distance race. As standard procedures we will meet at Higel park at 11:00 am for captains' informational meetings and crew assignments.
The VSS race season is moving to a close as we enter the summer break. Green Flash races will be held every Tuesday evening.
This year our committees are putting together a very active calendar of events that unfortunately our snowbirds will miss.
Today's distance race was a 9.1 nm pursuit counter clock triangle race. It seemed that the first mark Tom had moved somewhat to the NE .5 nm from the given course. This was corrected by the 1st boat to round Tom , was Opalina Lou Salhhany which helped the rest of the fleet to adjust to Toms .5 correction. The winds were 15 to 18 knots out of the east south east with some clouds and sun with a light chop. The final results were:
Race Results for the 2016 VSS VYC Shark's Tooth Cup
- Spars and Stripes
- Bella Mer
- Cool Betty
- Irish Wake
- Random Walk