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2022 Fall Series #8 (Nov 6)

Kyra Tallon ran the races.

The day’s results:

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(Races 37-39)

And the final results for the Fall Series:

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2022_Fall_Buccaneer_final

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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)

2022 PRSA Fall Series # 7 (Oct 30)

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.

 

2022 Presidents Cup Results and Writeup

This past weekend 15 of 18 registered Albacores competed in the President’s Cup Regatta in Washington, D.C., with around 50 boats of various classes in total. We had a good turnout with a few people from other countries and from nearby states. The regatta took place over the course of two days on the sunny Potomac with the D.C. skyline always in view. It was beautiful to see many sailboats with colorful spinnakers sailing about with the sunlight glistening on the water.
Saturday had very light wind and the races were cancelled, though everyone seemed to be in good spirits regardless. Sailing teaches you that while you can’t control the conditions, you can control how you respond to them. I enjoyed simply being on the water and talking with my skipper. As a less experienced sailor, I find that I learn a lot about sailing (and life in general!) from crewing with more experienced sailors. After sailing, everyone gathered for Mexican food at the picnic tables and there was a visible sense of community. On Sunday, the wind picked up and conditions were ideal for racing. Because of the gathering storm clouds, we went back to the docks a little early for the awards ceremony before the rain set in.
Thank you to everyone who participated and to the Ware River volunteers!
Natalie

See the results here!

2022 Fall Series #2

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)