The Sunfish and Flying Scot fleets were out in force. And what a gorgeous day. Nancy, Jim and John were trading top spots throughout four Sunfish races. Drew seems to best everyone in the Flying Scots.
After returningtoshore, resident philosopher and Presiding Race Official Dave Racine shared a few pearls about inviting more people into racing.
“People are shy about racing. But I always tell them: Racing is not racing. Racing is learning! …How else will you ever know if you are pointing as high or sailing fast?”
Dave went on to share with Nancy Jaywork, Stew Harris, Don Walbrecht (and anyone else who would listen) that his first race as a young Lightning sailor went like this: During the five minutes before the gun, he was keeping up really well reaching back and forth at the start line. Dave thought: “I’m doing pretty well!” But when the gun went off, he said, “POOF everyone was gone!”
A good lesson, that you only know how well you sail when you are on the course with others. It was also the start of Dave’s long, and mostly successful, career racing Lightnings.
|Skipper||Class||Overall||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4|
|Don Walbrecht||Flying Scot||10||3||4||3|
|Roger Anderson||Flying Scot||8||1||3||4|