Kudos to all our sailors down at the Laser Masters in West Palm and Jensen Beach Florida- Keith, Len, Nabeel, Kat and James. An additional shout out to Jacques who just finished the Laser Worlds In Thailand-24 races in two weeks- super impressive.
This past Sunday was another great day of sailing on the Potomac with a steady breeze 10-12 knots out of the South. Anson and Dan ran 6 races all windward leewards. RC boat was favored so always tried starting at the boat end. Need to work on speed off the line and keeping a clear lane. Thanks to our previous Skippers meeting Steen mentioned steering with your body weight versus rudder movement and this was working downwind doing S turns. Catching waves while working the main to make sure pressure was in the sail. Of course when brain fade hit in the third race, I forgot the RC boat was favored and lost a place to #603. Realized my mistake and sailed further to the right on the 4th race to almost get my first bullet of the season but was denied by a half boat length.
Another fun day of racing! Note to self- bring more Beer (!) as its always fun talking to everyone afterwards. Where is Howell ?! I have a Handle of Rum for fixing my boat And keeping me on the water!
Thanks again for the RC in running 6 races.
Yes it’s my second third place write up in recent weeks. Exciting stuff all around! Have a great week.
Cheers Kevin #508 ie Pingu / Skipper B Fleet