The wind started out light for the 8 Lasers at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club Summer Laser Regatta. We sailed 2 races in light air and then waited a short time for the sea breeze to kick in and gave us a little more solid pressure for another 4 races.
I got a great jump on the first race and lead wire-to-wire. Other highlights include several 2nds including a couple races where I had to claw my way up there from 4-5 at the first windward mark. I ended up 2nd overall. Len Guenther was fast and consistent and put up 3 bullets to win the day comfortably. Blake Kimbrough was a fast starter all day – too fast – he was OCS in 5 of 6 races and in the only race he wasn’t OCS he won. Despite the restarts he still sailed fast enough to take 3rd overall.
The rest of the fleet – Brad, Mike, Rob, Frank, Alain all sailed good races and kept it close and competitive all the way around the course. Thanks to Tom, Paul and the rest of the race committee for running races for us. And thanks Lisa Radtke for a few photos.