Kyra Tallon ran the races.
The day’s results:
And the final results for the Fall Series:
To qualify a boat must have sailed in 50% of the races and performed RC duty.
# indicates not enough races.
$ indicates not enough RC duty.
(Race 24-39, best 50 percent, e.g best 8 of 15 or 16 or best 7 of 13 or 14 or best 6 of 10 or 11)
Unfortunately, the wind gods did not favor us.
Nabeel Alsalam postponed on-shore and Lars & Dylan Rathjen went out on the river looking for any kind of sailable breeze. It wasn’t there and Nabeel after consulting with assistant-PRO Dana Howe.abandoned the day’s races at 11:30.
That was too bad as 6 Lightning, 5 I-20s, 2 Albacore, and 2 or 3 Laser skippers were present.
Eva Hogan was in charge of the races. Unfortunately, no wind come in. No races.
Frank Gallagher ran the races with Michael Bors and Ben Cole on the Georgetown RBI.
The wind was generally westerly, but kept teasing that it would shift south and then a big puff would come in from the north.
(September Oct 9, Races 29-32)
Dana Howe ran the races. Oops, he tried, but the wind only tortured him.
(October 2, 2022)
David Metcalf ran the races with his team of Joshua as recorder and Jim Greenly and Joe as mark boat. He reports:
The wind was a steady 10 mph (per Windalert), 81 degrees, A beautiful day to be on the water.
Jim and Joe in Mark Boat set up a very good course, each race took 30 to 40 minutes. We were able to run 5 races for the Lightnings and Albacores, we ran 4 races for the combined lasers / buccaneers / I-20.
We used the VHF radio and about half the boats were able to get updates via radio.
(September 18, Races 24-28)
It was a rainy morning, but the rain stopped in time for the sailors to rig and launch. Jim Graham ran three races down by the power plant because the water was high and made for a short trip back to the dock in case thunderstorms were threatening. Twelve sailors in four classes competed.
(Races 21-23 of the Spring & Fall Series)
Last winter several members completed a safety study for the club. The report is linked here
. Please pay special attention to page 9 as it lists the new requirements and recommendations for safety.
Some of the recommendations are for individuals or skipper. I wanted to get these out to the members in time to get prepared for fall sailing, which starts on September 11th. Please read the points below and take appropriate action.
- All competitors are strongly encouraged to carry both a safety whistle and a rescue knife in or tethered to their PFD.
- PRSA sailors are strongly encouraged to have a VHF radio on board for use in case of emergency.
- PRSA sailors are strongly encouraged to carry a cell phone (in a waterproof case) for emergency use.
- All vessels should have the following on board:
- an extra line suitable for towing
- a bucket or other appropriate device for bailing.
- PRSA sailors should assess the condition of their safety equipment (i.e., PFD’s) prior to the season and at regular intervals throughout the season, to ensure that they are in good condition and properly sized for the crews that will be sailing the boat.
Thank you again to the members who worked so hard on this study to put all this together.