It had looked like all was going well for the regatta across the lake to the Atkins’ home. The wind was out of the west at 3 to 4 knots and the chase boats were ready.
The regatta entries were:
- Mary Schmidt #88
- Jack Bennett #005
- Terry Schmidt #71
- Richard Hallagan #55
- Jonathan Gorbold #62
- Nelson Habecker #54
PROs Sue Bennett and Keith Calkins were on station and sailing instructions were given.
At the start #54 was called over early, not so much for crowding the line, but, for having his chase boat start across the lake first. Better to follow your boat than show the way.
The further across we all got the weaker the wind. At about the halfway mark, one hour later, we all concluded that the ice was probably melting and if we wanted a cold one ( which we all did), just pick up your boat and head in.
A scoring method was established to determine a winner if the wind returned but it never happened. Just as well cause the food and accommodations at the Atkins’ was superb.
Many thanks go out to Maggie & Neil for all that they do to make this a suberb event.
The trophies will be held over until next year when we hope to have the ice chests refilled.
We will be holding our week 5 summer series races on Sunday July 14th from 4:30pm till 6:30pm on the south dock at CYC.