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PRSA Sunday Series # 7 – November 1 – Last one for 2009!

Eric Johnson was PRO, with RC provided by Jim Graham, Steve Parsons, and Wilda Heiss.  We got an extra hour of sleep Saturday night, as we switched from Daylight Savings time back to Standard time, so we were rested and ready to compete.   The AccuWeather forecast (always subject to change)  called for a partly sunny afternoon (with rain ending in the morning), a high of 53 degrees, and winds from the NNE at 10 – 9 MPH. High tide was at 6:48 AM; low tide at 1:05 PM (and high again at 6:59 PM)  Sunset was at 5:08 PM.  The river flow was above normal for this time of year, at 7,710 CFS (gage height 3.7 ft). The water temperature was a seasonal 57 degrees.   Five Lightnings came out, along with one Cat and one Laser.  The rain ended a little after one PM, and the wind picked up, making for good racing for those who came out and stayed out.  Results to be posted soon.

(Updated) PRSA Fall Series # 6, Today, Sunday October 25!

(As of  Sunday,10/25) Eric Johnson is PRO, with RC provided by the Albacores and others (Helper slots are still available).  The weather will be much better than it was last weekend.  Today’s AccuWeather forecast (always subject to change) .calls for mostly sunny skies, a high of 65 degrees, and . winds from the NNW at 12 – 8  MPH.  The river flow is  above normal, after yesterday’s rains, at 5,360 CFS (gage height 3.4  ft).  The water temperature is a seasonal 57 degrees.  Low tide will be at 8:42 AM and high tide at 2:25 PM.  Round up crew and come on down!  NOTE: The Marine Corps Marathon is on Sunday morning — look for street closures in downtown DC and plan your trip to the marina accordingly!

Capital City Laser Regatta Video

Choice footage from this years event. Ich Weiss Warum