The Buffalo Canoe Club…Wow. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places to sail, but I now understand why most of the best sailors are from here! We were fortunate to had have 3 boats from Fleet 50 racing and were able to rent a perfect place on the property that comfortable slept 9! It was a great 5 days!
Special thank you to Nautical Photography who took the incredible photos. Photos can be seen here . Results from the WJM’s:
Day 1 Tuesday | Check-In; Measurements
Most of us arrived to the club around the same time, so it was nice to have the familiar faces in the parking lot as all of the boats were unpacked and waiting to be weighed & measured. Since we were right on the property, the location made coordination between part of the team getting registered and the other half helping to unload, get provisions & settle in for the week.
Day 2 Wednesday | Picking Mooring Balls, Practice Sail & Social
Since all boats are “wet-sailed” once we were able to get measured in, we needed to find a mooring ball to mark as our own for the week. We were shuttled out to the mooring field and we picked our spot. Once we had our mooring ball, we launched our boats in the water & practiced catching the mooring ball…
Then off to the practice race before heading back & meeting folks for the social.
Day 3 Thursday | All Races Abandoned
Due to a huge front moving through, all racing was cancelled, so we all had a a down day enjoying some sightseeing & relaxation.
Day 4, Friday | First Day of Racing (2 Races)
The weather was very good, but there were some big waves. This was the BCC weather so many folks talk about. Here is the post from ILCA:
Breeze On! First day of racing for Women’s, Juniors and Masters North American Championships at BCC yesterday (Fri Aug 9th). 2 Races for each fleet before the breeze and waves piped up enough to end racing for the day. Team Moloney and Probsts took line honors in the Women’s Div, Team Wake took 2 bullets in the Juniors and Team Proctor and Team Gonzalez won the Master’s Races. Photos from action on the water were taken by Art Petrosemolo Nautical Photography:https://nauticalphotography.smugmug.com/…/2019-Lightning-WJM
Day 5, Saturday | Second Day of Racing ( 2 Races), Pulled from Water, Pack Boats & Drive Home
We had another 2 solid races on Saturday to complete the event.
Then it was sailing your boat to the ramp and wait in line until the ATV had your trailer and pulled you from the water. Dropping the mast, packing up and hitting the road to drive home.