To All VSS members
The buoy pursuit race for 2/6/16, started on schedule at 1:00, with Opalina being the first boat to start with Bella Mer, being second followed by Fruition, Flash then Reagan-e. The finish times are : 1st Fruition 2:13:32, 2nd Reagan-e 2:14:27, 3rd Bella Mer 2:20:47, 4th Flash 2:20:48, 5th Opalina 2:25:46.
The first race Protest Flash against Fruition
Second race Protest Fruition against Flash
Second race Flash and Reagan-e against Fruition
The first race Fruition came in first for racers the others were DNF.
The first race for cruisers Cool Betty was first the other cruisers DNF.
The second race rule 26 start Fruition first the others DNF.
The second race for cruisers rule 26 start was Cool Betty first the other cruisers DNF/drop out.
Currently both A races are under protest. FlashReagan-e is protesting Fruition's two finishes.
What a perfect day for sailing. Winds were from the east north east at 10 to 12 knots with sunny clear skies.
We had 8 boats out for the VSS Distance Pursuit Race, this was a 9 nm triangle counter clockwise course. This was also the first time our committee boat was used to monitor the race.
What a wonderful addition to our racing program.
On the committee boat helping with the racing procedures were, Johnathan Philllps, Ken Nolan and Norm Sooy. This was my first experience being able to monitor and view all our Venice racers from the start-finish mark and it was very exciting.
Hope to see all our Venice Racers on Halloween Oct 31st for the VSS Buoy race.
The VSS racing season has arrived and our Venice Sailing snowbirds are slowly returning to begin this years VSS racing program and activities. A good number of our racers kept in racing mode this summer by participating in the Green Flash racing series program, thanks to Captain John Lynch, and his great crew on board Flash.
The Venice Sailing program has been active with pursuit and buoy racing since our season started. With the help of our Venice sailors we have just about completed our spring sailing events.