We had a fantastic President’s Cup regatta this past weekend: two days of great breeze, close racing, and lots of fun on and off of the water. Thanks to Nabeel and Jim, along with their respective crews, for running the race committees on the upper and lower courses, and to Lee & Michelle for organizing a great BBQ for Sunday’s awards ceremony.
Results and a summary of the weekend have been posted to the PRSA website. Many thanks and congratulations to all the competitors. Aaron, Lisbet, Rick and Bruce won the Lightning class on Sinistra. Frank, Christy, and Mladin were hot on the heels of team Sinistra in Frank’s new boat. Bob G., Lisa-Marie, and Jim took 3rd place in the class with some impressive sailing (including a bullet) on day 2 of the regatta. Special congratulations also go to Eric Peterson in the Laser fleet for winning the Norman C. Schaller award (given to the top skipper in the largest fleet of 10 or more boats).
I look forward to seeing you all out on the water for the PRSA fall season. We’re starting things out a bit differently this year, with a one-day “boat-on-boat” series scored using the Portsmouth Yardstick rating system this coming Sunday, Sept. 14. Full details, including the NOR and SIs, will be posted to the website and distributed via the listserv very soon. This will be your chance to see how you stack up against boats of other classes in the same race!
On Sept. 21 we then begin the usual PRSA Fall Series — an 8-week series of one-design racing. We will be sending along reminders re: RC duty, scoring, and other details in the near future.
I look forward to seeing you all on the water soon!