2017 Florida Masters: Friday
I’ve arrived in West Palm Beach for my first Laser Masters Regatta. I finally qualify (35 years old) and I am looking forward to the next 2 days of sailing at Palm Beach Sailing Club followed by a day off and another 2 days of sailing the Masters Midweek Madness regatta at Sarasota Sailing Squadron.
It took about 13 1/2 hours of driving to get here from Richmond having left late yesterday afternoon and spent the night in Manning SC. Palm Beach Sailing Club is located on the sound just a short sail from an inlet and the racing area will be out on the bay. They have beach and ramp launching with a small dock and a clubhouse with a big pavillion. I met up with some familiar NJ and MD friends and also ran into some far-flung sailors I’ve met at various regattas.
Racing starts tomorrow with temperatures in the high 70s and winds 10-14 out of the east. Can’t wait!