TESOD 9/4 “So Sad, Yet So Happy”

September 13, 2012

It was so sad to see the Bay clear out as the last of the TESODers headed into dock for the season, BUT we were all happy by the surprise visit from Tip Clifton meeting the Lasers at the dock!

Big THANKS to all the TESOD Sailors for making Tip’s night!

The fact that he asked to go to SSA when he hadn’t even been home 24 hours says a lot for the “SSA family” you all have created.

Thanks for loving Tip along with me!!!!! Robyn

What

can I say… What a better way to end the season but to see one of our members/friends welcomed home, on the mend, and with sights on participating in the next season! We were all surprised that Tip graced us with his presence as he had not even been home from Johns Hopkins Hospital for 24 hours before he made it down to SSA. He was joined by his valiant wife and kids who are not strangers around SSA as they participated in the Summer Opti Program and are members of the SSA Opti Green & Race Teams.

Thanks

again to our steady RC team of John Quay, Doug Palmer, Juliet Thompson and many others who helped out to keep the sailing competitive, sailors honest, AND my job easier and fun throughout the season!

Wind Direction? Who cares

Wind Speed? Who Cares

Won a Race? Who Cares

Got out Sailing – Priceless!

Boat Tally:

16 Laser

4 Snipe

6 V15

1 J18

5 420

1 Pride of Baltimore

32 Total

THE END…

TESOD Report – 7/10 ‘So you said you were Hot & Dry?’

July 11, 2012

As most of us have been feeling with the unbearable heat and humidity over the last week, I was hot and tired and hoping to get out on the water especially sailing with good breeze…

Well, all our wishes came true last night as we were greeted with a blast of breeze and rain – and I mean rain, finally!

It all started out as a normal TESOD evening with the addition of junior racing teams packing up to go to a regatta at Gibson Island and the lot getting back into place after the Junior Olympic Regatta over the weekend. Everyone was already in good mode #1 because they were at SSA (of course) and #2 the weather had finally cooled off. The RC had headed out to set the course for which seemed like a small group of sailors and the normal easterly afternoon breeze with a slight sea breeze righty coming down the river. As the fleet grew with more 2-sail boats coming out of the harbor so did the usual TESOD family affair with V15’s, 420’s, 5o5 and Snipes again filled with kids and parents (some kids you could hardly see over the cockpit combing) for two races.

There were two separate sets of clouds looming but not moving to the west (which usually head behind to hit Baltimore) and the other to the north which did finally bring in great breeze. The RC mark boat caught the shift as it came in and was quickly moving the upwind course hard to the left as the parent/child boats headed back to the club for safety. The remaining boats had a blast reaching in to the finish line until we could reset the start/finish to get the third race off. Some got cooled off in the spray while others found themselves in the drink unprepared to hike out or in high wind downwind death rolls. I personally was psyched to have to opportunity to jump into a ‘dry’ Laser to help a sailor back to the SSA dock.

As I returned back out to the course (still dry!), the remaining able fleet was enjoying the breeze and heard one explanation “this is the best TESOD ever”. One remaining 420 was still flying a chute with Jr. Program Director, Joel Labuzetta crewing for Katie Wesdyke. Father, Russ was very jealous and in awe. Then, the main RC boat and steady calm voice of Juliet came over the vhf that there was a good rain shower coming our way. We could see the rain as it streamed down between the blue skies up the Severn River in the Round Bay area. The decision was made that we could get one more race off before it hit – well, we were soooo close, but not close enough! As the last sailors were rounding the leeward mark the rain did come and boy did it. It was on the verge of hail and for the first time in weeks, I was COLD and WET!

The RC followed in the remaining boats to safety and as we returned to the docks the little kids who had been crew earlier were now having a ball in the lot’s puddles formed by the deluge. Well, the good news is, that the new roof does not leak and we all had a good laugh as we team worked to get all the equipment away before we headed off a warm shower. Most of us, jumped into our cars (wet seats since we had our windows down), smelling of wet pfds and dinghy boots while the hard core and prepared hung out in the dry Snack Bar area.

Thanks to the wet RC team of John Quay, Doug Palmer and Juliet Thompson in the ‘Edgar D’ and Russ Wesdyke, Brooks Rich and Hughie Carty in the safety/mark boat. And, also for the junior coach staff of Matt Schoene and Lydia Whiteford who came out to aide as a safety boat when the wind picked up – they had returned back to dock from screaming in on a reach with chute flying in a 420. That is a good day!

And, Thanks to Mike and others who helped move boats back to their spots on the lot.

NEXT WEEK 7/24 – 1st Gun at 6pm.

NOTE: Tip Clifton’s Get Well Card will be available to sign through next week’s for TESOD.

REMEMBER: Bring water bottles to the club as there are water coolers available to fill up with. (Soon we will have SSA water bottles for sale)

We are always looking for volunteer RC help so contact Nan at office if you want to join in. Dock time 5:30-5:45pm, but let me know if can’t make it and we can arrange to come back in for a pickup – Bring own pfd and water bottle

Tally:

16 Laser

1 Finn

2 Snipe

1 Jet

7 V15

1 DaySailer

1 5o5

4 420

2 FJ

1 Prindle

36 Total

TESOD Report – 7/3 ‘Pre & Post-Boom Boom’

July 6, 2012

We sneaked in another TESOD even though the whole Eastport peninsula did not have power !

A mighty group of sailors again emerged out of the creeks and SSA lot to fill the race course amongst the July Fourth anchorage area early comers. We weren’t expecting much do to the power outages, etc. but the boats kept coming and coming and we were again amazed by loyalty of TESOD sailors. Or, maybe it was just better than cleaning out refrigerators, etc. in hot houses.

It was a light but steady easterly breeze that made it a pleasure to be out on the water vs. on land/steamy black top or even in the shade. The Juniors also held strong and battled the task of operating the regular summer program day so even some of the more resilient SSA sailors made it out to the course with team crew or parents.

The RC of Hal & Nash Whitacre and Dorian Haldeman pulled off 4 races for Lasers/1 sail boats including an Opti and 3 races for 2 sail boats.

The sailors returned to the dock to help with the partial lot clearing/moving to accommodate the junior Laser sailors that we are hosting for the US Sailing Junior Olympic Regatta. Thanks to all those that chipped in to lend a hand.

NEXT WEEK 7/17 – 1st Gun at 6pm. Give yourself time to find your Laser in dolley land!

REMEMBER: Bring water bottles to the club as there are water coolers available to fill up with. (Soon we will have SSA water bottles for sale)

We are always looking for volunteer RC help so contact Nan at office if you want to join in. Dock time 5:30-5:45pm, but let me know if can’t make it and we can arrange to come back in for a pickup – Bring own pfd and water bottle

Tally:

18 Laser

1 Snipe

1 Jet

2 V15

1 DaySailer

1 5o5

2 420

1 FJ

1 Opti

28

And from previous weeks . . .

TESOD Report – 6/26 ‘TESOD in a Bottle’

If only you could bottle the evening… perfect sailing conditions…perfect weather… smokin’grill…free keg…band… What a night!

The heavens were on our side last night and I must have heard ‘what a great night’ from multiple sailors both before, during and after racing.

The breeze was an uncanny 15-20+ knots from the NW. We kept waiting for the breeze to die down at race start, but it held strong. At one point, it seemed like it was going that way along with a westerly shift, but again a huge puff rolled in to kept it steady and caught a couple of sailors off guard and overboard. We stayed out as long as possible till we could smell the grill going, hear keg being tapped and music swelling out onto the River by Dirk Schwenk and his band.

There was a record # of boats as you can see from the tally below. The RC was dizzy trying to keep the count and an eye out for capsized boats (it took all 8 RC people to come up with the tally) The Laser fleet was even split into 2 starts with Laser Radials being awarded with their own start. The V15’s challenged the Lasers for per/sailor ratio with 10! boats making it out to the line. Some were headed back in with young family member crew, while others were just making it out to the course from battling the commuter traffic. The 5o5’s were of course reveling in the conditions and trapezes were put to good practice. The 2 DaySailers had some great battles and close racing. The 420’s were again filled with juniors as well as parents and siblings from the Opti program. Even the Opti class came out to join the 1-sail boats with Max Reshetiloff showing off his new Green Fleet race skills against his dad and little sister Harbor Rookie, Anya.

Could it get any better??… Yup, as members were mingling around the grill and makeshift dinner and dance area to the great sounds of Dirk Schwenk and his band. Dirk et al continued to entertain us into the evening with great classics and originals even after the keg was kicked. How cool is it to have an SSA member sailor who can kick butt on a race course, provide us great music and advise us in a maritime law! Want to learn more about his ‘other side’ or book him for your special event – go to: http://dirkschwenk.com/fr_home.cfm He will also be playing at O’Brien’s downtown on Tuesday, July 24th so we can all head down after TESOD.

Just goes to show you that even with most of our parking lot gone, no deck, no Dark N’ Stormy’s food and drinks, SSA Sailors can have a good time!!

Thanks again to a great RC crew with Joe VanGieson, Doug Palmer, Dave Koepper and his daughter Laura on Parker. Bell and Charlie Carty sat out the 420 this week and helped on safety/mark boat along with Richard Thompson. Laura and the Carty’s even got put to service this week as grill chefs to get the burgers cooking!

NEXT WEEK 7/3 – 1st Gun at 6pm. We will end a little earlier to allow time to help juniors clear part of the lot for the Junior Olympic Regatta Laser fleet.

Big Grill will be available for member use and the tiki torches are ready to be in place for table dining.

REMEMBER: Bring water bottles to the club as there are water coolers available to fill up with. (Soon we will have SSA water bottles for sale)

We are always looking for volunteer RC help so contact Nan at office if you want to join in. Dock time 5:30-5:45pm, but let me know if can’t make it and we can arrange to come back in for a pickup – Bring own pfd and water bottle

Tally:

19 Laser

9 Laser Radial

2 Snipe

10 V15

2 DaySailer

2 5o5

7 420

1 FJ

2 Opti

55

TESOD Report – 6/19 ‘They’re Back…”

The lot, launch area, Severn River are again filled with eager new and returning youth sailors…

You can feel the excitement and enthusiasm as 1. Parents are dropping their kids off! 2. SSA Instructors ready to teach some enthusiastic sailors 3. SSA youth race teams get together again for the summer race circuit 4. Kids riding their bikes and skateboards to sailing wearing their pfds – one of my favorite sites 5. Coaches and students out on the TESOD race course 6. 420’s filled with parents and kids 7. Whiteboards scattered about with nautical terminology and boat drawings – look out naval engineers 8. Local pirate ship shooting water cannons 9.Harbor rookie burgees 10. Big smiles!!

It was a great night of sailing with light to moderate but steady easterly wind. The fleets kept growing until the 2-sail boats needed to be split to make room on the starting line and give the 420’s and FJ’s their own start. The RC was able to complete at least 5 races even with a general recall for the Laser fleet on the second race. The line was tight but the RC was prepared and had a separate finish line on the starboard side of the RC boat. The pin boat was kept busy catching the OCS sailors that were out of view and bullhorn range from John Z on the RC boat.

As always, TESOD is a family affair the members took the opportunity to see what their kids have been learning by taking them out as crew and/or skipper:

Snipes Whitacre, Wesdyke, Smith, Fishback – 420s: Carty mother AND father boats – V15: Singer

Some husband and wives actually sailed together as their kids where off to Grandma’s (Carews), etc.: V15 and Daysailer fleets.

The 420’s had some fun as coaches came out even after a long day on the water sailing together and against their own prodigies.

The V15 fleet organized Team Racing which was held on separate course. Even though we were all spread out all over the river, everyone converged after sailing to the ‘tiki’ lot which now has a tent annex used by the juniors during the day to house sailors who lost their deck space and another oasis to get out of the sun. The party will continue and grow next week as the BOG will provide a free keg and Dirk Schwenk is bringing his band to get the social part of the season in full swing. See details below

We are always looking for volunteer RC help so contact Nan at office if you want to join in. Dock time 5:30-5:45pm, but let me know if can’t make it and we can arrange to come back in for a pickup – Bring own pfd and water bottle – Remember there are now water coolers available to fill up.

17 Lasers

1 Finn

3 Snipe

2 V15

6 V15 Team Racers

2 DaySailer

1 5o5

5 420

3 FJ

1 Jet 14

35

TESOD Report 5-29-12

May 30, 2012

TESOD Report – 5/29 ‘Perfect Conditions in Pre-Summer Weather’

It was a scorcher on land, but wonderful conditions out on the water for those that did not heed the thunderstorm weather forecast.

The TESOD Race Committee had their pre-TESOD pow-wow on the docks in preparation for the present conditions of gusty southerly with ominous threat of thunderstorms moving in from the southwest. But as luck had it, the storms passed to the west of Annapolis until they finally sucked the wind out during the last race of the evening.

The first boats out were treated to the best conditions and took full advantage of the southerly to reach up and down the Severn River on a plane. Tom Sitzmann and Colin Robertson’s 5o5 had big grins as they flashed through the race course. And, Warren Richter took full advantage of the conditions to challenge the Lasers in his Megabyte. The course was defined by the Severn River shoreline so the windward mark was tucked up off the Chesapeake Ave street end and EYC dock which made for shifty windward leg tactics. Those that caught the righty coming out of Spa Creek usually ended up in the front of the pack and increased their lead on the downwind leg. There was a lot of head shaking on the Laser lot as whether to use a full, radial, or even a 4.7 rig which delayed a lot of the sailors to get out on the course. They would not be disappointed though, as on the water was the place to be!

Some of the Snipes and V15’s with junior and even toddler crews retreated to the creek after a few big puffs had mains luffing and centerboards above water. But others, new and or rusty to fleets hung out and toughed it out with even some winning results – Henry Filter in his ‘new to him’ Laser courtesy of another great SSA sailing Kowalyshyn family. The junior program is also ramping up with kids aging out of Optis and growing out of 420’s to field a great junior Laser race team this summer.

The competitors saw some on-land challenges as well, as the restrooms were freshly demolished; therefore creative changing was at hand in cars, behind ping pong table in Snack Bar area, etc….. until new upgraded porta-potties arrive. Even the V15 fleet was ‘after-sailing’ socially challenged by the oncoming storms as dusk finally brought in the predicted weather systems. The lot got packed up quickly, but I have a feeling the Boatyard Bar & Grill bar stools and grill were full with TESOD sailors and orders.

Thanks AGAIN to all the sailors that had faith and were able to enjoy the beautiful evening on the water with this week’s Race Committee of James McKenna, Steve Cofer, Juliet Thompson, Doug Palmer and myself.

We are always looking for volunteer RC help so contact Nan at office if you want to join in. Dock time 5:30-5:45pm, but let me know if can’t make it and we can arrange to come back in for a pickup – Bring own pfd and water.

14 Lasers

1 Megabyte

3 Snipes

3 V15s

3 5o5

3 420s

1 Daysailer

28

Keep em’ Coming and See You Next Week –6pm first gun

Nan Walker

Office Manager

410-268-8744 office

888-248-8691 fax (NEW)

8:30am-2:30pm Mon-Fri

CURMUDGEON’S OBSERVATION

"My mind works like lightning. One brilliant flash and it’s gone."

5/21 ‘Tranquility’

May 24, 2012

TESOD Report – 5/21 ‘Tranquility’

OK, so it wasn’t like sitting in a Zen position or getting a massage with serene background music, but it was a beautiful evening looking out over the glassy water.

The Ollie would break the serenity for 2 races for 2 fleets before the sailors and RC decided that it was starting become painful vs. tranquil. The RC headed out to set the course in hope of some of the predicted clouds to bring some breeze. There was a little northerly patch of wind off the Greenbury Point Naval Station basin that some Optis got to take a little advantage of, but as it dissipated they too gave up and took a tow back into the harbor.

There was some great kinetic displays as the sailors rocked out to make the starts. The wind did settle into a light easterly for the first start that the sailors who favored the right side of the course were able to take full advantage of. The Snipes, 420’s and FJ were antsy to get off a start to get the most breeze of the night. Laser, Gavin O’Hare offered to be the sacrificial sailor to head in so Murphy’s Law would hopefully strike and deliver some wind. But, as it turns out he was just smart and enjoying a beverage on the EYC deck by the time we all gave up after the second race.

The junior sailors are starting to arrive out on the course in 420’s and each of the 3 Snipes as the school and high school sailing season winds down. And, two new potential new Laser members (Dave Manheimer and Ken Ward) came by as well to check it out, so even though it was a light evening we hope they will join us again soon.

The V15’s all stayed on land this week, but still took advantage of ‘TESOD style’ socialization by sparking up the grill in the lot.

Thanks to all the sailors that had faith and were able to enjoy the beautiful evening on the water with this week’s Ladies Night Race Committee of Juliet Thompson, Ashley Love, Lisa Pline and myself.

We are always looking for volunteer RC help so contact Nan at office if you want to join in. Dock time 5:30-5:45pm, but let me know if can’t make it and we can arrange to come back in for a pickup – Bring own pfd and water.

10 Lasers

3 Snipes

3 420s

1 5o5

1 FJ

18

Next Week – WIND!!… 6pm first gun

Nan Walker

Office Manager

410-268-8744 office

888-248-8691 fax (NEW)

8:30am-2:30pm Mon-Fri

CURMUDGEON’S OBSERVATION

"The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes." – Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

5/15 ‘Red Skies at Night’

May 17, 2012

The sailors and RC were treated to a beautiful, yet ominous evening sky as the area t-storms went south and west around Annapolis but allowed the wind gods to visit.

The RC headed out to set the course in light easterly breeze, but as the fleets emerged from the creek the wind filled to provide for great racing for at least 5 races per fleet.

The starting line started a little short so as the V15’s continued to join in, we had to divide up the 2-sail boats into 2 starting sequences. 8 V15’s made it out for some great races with some new faces and talent. This week, Cole Allsopp was the boat to beat and led to finish in all the races. It was the perfect night to practice for the V15 Mid-Atlantic regatta this upcoming weekend. The Snipes, 420’s, and 5o5’s were patient as they got delayed by a bunch of ‘bad boy’ Lasers in the third race which called for a general recall.

 

The Laser fleet was joined by Warren Richter in his Megabyte which kept the competition tight. The top women finishers, Ashley Love and Dorian Haldeman in full rigs kept the men honest as they held top finishes even as the wind increased. The 5o5’s once again were having too much fun blasting around to be contained within a TESOD race course, but new member Eric Konieczynski in his newly purchased past fleet boat got in some practice and rig tuning with veteran Ali Meller. Who else but Ali would have 5o5 embellished Chuck Taylor sneakers vs. dinghy boots!

 

The usual TESOD after party was in full swing mode when I left the lot at 9pm with the SSA grill smoking up some burgers (BYO) and a dozen plus mixed fleet sailors tailgating to tunes and sailing stories.

 

Thanks to the Race Committee Signal Boat crew of Doug Palmer and Fuller Moore as we were really busy since we have not yet implemented the starboard side finish line. So as per history, we had boats sailing downwind through the starting line which made for creative boat handling and head ducking. The fleets did not get much of a break between races as the Ollie continuously rolled off starting sequences for the 3 fleets’ starts. If our #’s continue to rise, you will see a separate finish line next week!

 

It was also a night for powerboat handling as I got the opportunity to run the Parker 23 (there is a reason I like inflatables!) and Juliet Thompson who has logged numerous days of race committee on the bay got the opportunity for tutelage from Mike Higgins in the rib. As the wind went back and forth right from 180 degrees, she got plenty of practice on quick and fast mark sets.

 

Next week’s PRO is James McKenna so feel free to let me know if you want to come out on the inflatable with me for boat handling practice – leave the dock by 5:45pm latest.

We are always looking for volunteer RC help so contact Nan at office@severnsailing.org if you want to join in.

 

11 Lasers

1 Megabyte

8 V15s

2 Snipes

3 420s

3 5o5s

28

Don’t let the renovation construction keep you home as TESOD is still the same amount of fun and camaraderie… Plenty of room to drop off boat and find a street parking spot if there is not one in the lot and bathrooms are still operable for changing, etc. while we are still wearing cold weather sailing gear.

 

See you NEXT WEEK..!  6pm first gun

 

REGISTER for TESOD SeriesOnly need one for the whole season!

Fill Out Entry Form available in the clubhouse or on http://www.severnsailing.org/racemanagement/entryform.pdf and put in the TESOD folder on merchandise case in clubroom.
OR you can log on to your http://ssa.sailregattas.com/ account and Go to the ‘TSOD’ page and ‘Enter the Regatta’.

5/8 ‘Season Opener’

May 10, 2012

It was a small but enthusiastic group of sailors that showed up for the first night of the 2012 TESOD series!

There was a lot of activity in the lot as 5o5 sailors started preparing their boats for the season and some displaced V15’s rolled back into the lot.

It was blowing a good ESE 15-18+knots, but it was more the irregular waves that gave the fleets a challenge to keep their ‘sticks’ up in the air. The weather forecast was not looking promising when I left at 2:30 to pick up my son, so I loaded up my gear still packed from the NOOD regatta and headed back to Eastport ready to get spit on all evening. But, pleasantly I arrived back at SSA to see the lot full with enthusiastic sailors in prep mode and volunteer RC ready to go with the radar clear. The UMD Sailing Team was also busy packing up their FJ’s to store off-site for the season to make more very valuable room during construction. Thanks to Ian Burman for providing the NA multi-trailer to help with their transportation.

Thank heavens I was able to secure a seasoned RC crew consisting of PRO, John Quay with Juliet Thompson and Fuller Moore on signal boat and Doug Palmer with me on mark/safety boat. The radio chatter was a little more professional with Juliet on the horn versus the classic Alex Stout banter, but we’ll adjust and definitely appreciate having her talent join the ‘usual suspects’ of TESOD RC staff. The challenge was not keeping the course square but more keeping eyes out for capsized boats. I definitely had the early season jitters as Doug and I had to maneuver the safety boat to aide in capsize recoveries in high wind and choppy conditions. We had a first for TESOD RC responsibility as a ‘Labor Alert’ contact for Susan Shingledecker so Luke could squeak a last opportunity to get out on his Laser before #1 new dad responsibilities kick in (hopefully very soon!).

The only fleet to stay dry (relative of course)was the Jet 14 entry with James McKenna at the helm. The V15 fleet had three High School Team entries (2 Spauding, 1 Severn School) who were out practicing for the Mallory Championship that is being hosted in Seattle this weekend.  Good Luck MASSA District representatives and thanks to Nell Codner and Cole Allsopp for lending out their boats for the kids to practice. The 5o5’s did not join in the starts but had a blast –  literally – as they flew back and forth across the Severn River.

Nick Muzia and the V15 fleet were the first to initiate the ‘open grill’ to cook up some burgers on their own. Feel free to bring your own (including plated, utensils, condiments, etc.) and utilize the SSA propane grill.

We are always looking for volunteer RC help so contact Nan at office@severnsailing.org if you can help out. Also, it is a great opportunity to practice your powerboating skills (not running over marks, capsize recovery skills, etc.) so feel free to let me know if you want to come out on the inflatable – leave the dock by 5:45pm latest.

8 Lasers

1 Jet 14s

8 V15s

2 5o5

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Last year we had 33 on the first night… so there’s always NEXT WEEK..!  6pm first gun

REGISTER for TESOD SeriesOnly need one for the whole season!

Fill Out Entry Form available in the clubhouse or on http://www.severnsailing.org/racemanagement/entryform.pdf and put in the TESOD folder on merchandise case in clubroom.
OR you can log on to your http://ssa.sailregattas.com/ account and Go to the ‘TSOD’ page and ‘Enter the Regatta’.

We are still looking for volunteer RC help so contact Nan at office@severnsailing.org if you can help out at least one night.

Get ready . . .

April 25, 2012

TESOD starts May 8.

Dreaming about Spring

January 28, 2012

What a beautiful January day.  Only three more months until TESOD.

TESOD Report – 8/23 ‘Shake, Rattle, and Roll’

August 24, 2011

We started the evening still talking about the 5.9 earthquake that SHAKED the area…

Started talking about Hurricane Irene preparations that will RATTLE Annapolis this weekend

            And continued the ROLL of excitement with the unveiling of the plans & model for the clubhouse renovation to ROLL us into the next 50 years of one-design sailing.

                        AND all while ROCKIN & ROLLIN to the Bridgette Michaels Trio

Sailors took full advantage of a beautiful day both on and even off the water last night. Some even took advantage of being evacuated from office buildings to come down early and get a head start rigging!

Once again a record number of Lasers, Snipes and V15s were out in force, but only two starting fleets were needed so the starting line was

packed with the competitive fleets. The RC’s team of John Quay and Doug Palmer timing was impeccable as the two fleets rolled into starts while the other finished to starboard consecutively. Even the course was set up to perfection as not one mark needed to be moved all evening – well the steady wind had some help with that! After the last few weeks I was prepared with a separate ‘helper’ mark boat with my husband Jason, son Hadlee, and friend Will Fenn on deck to help out. This week as Snipe skipper, Alex Stout entertained us with his pfd etiquette (doggie lifejacket around his neck).

We should though also add some CRACK to the ‘SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL’ as we definitely heard some crunches as fleets passed each other on opposing legs. Ouch!

And, ROCK since the Bridgette Michaels Trio was rocking the deck spectators and sailors after racing to great tunes while V15 crew Ella Schubert and SSA dance troupe (Dorian, Ellie, Steve C. Sandy W. Carlos, Elliott + whoever else they could drag out) boogied to the beat.  You didn’t have a chance to leave as the dance floor covered the exit driveway!

The deck and clubhouse seemed especially upbeat as members excitedly chatted about the future clubhouse renovation model and plan displays. Leo Wilson was on hand (after sailing his Laser of course) to answer any questions and the leftover keg from Sunday night was flowing until the band ended at 9:30pm. If you haven’t been by to see the model yet, contact the office to arrange since it needs to be kept in air conditioning and out of the sun. We will try to make the model and display boards available at all club events and will be available as pdfs soon on the member website.

Thanks again to the Bridgette Michaels Trio for rockin’ the house last night. For more information on the band go to  www.bridgettemichaels.com

RC Support Boat

Alex Stout sails off in doggie pfd

Here was the tally:

22 Lasers

8 Snipes

7 V15s

1 Daysailer

1 Johnson 18

1 Lightning

1 Finn

  1 Jet 14

41 Total


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