Day 2 of the Selby Bay Summer Solstice Flying Scot regatta brought over cast skies, light winds and chop again.  The plan was for two races and we started the 1st race right at 10.  We thought we had a good start at the pin end, but the wind quickly clocked right putting us behind the boats who got right sooner.  We played catch up the rest of the race and settled for a 7th.  That put us into a 3-way tie for 2nd going into the last race of the day.  This time we protected the right after the start – a little too much- the wind went left and we were deep into the fleet at the first mark.  From there we slowly picked our way through 5-8 boats to get back up to 5th.


Congrats to fellow FBYC sailor Rob Whittemore for winning it.  We wound up 4th overall.  Not the result we were looking for, but we accomplished our goal of getting some time on the water and being ready for NAC’s the week after next.  By the end of the weekend our boat handling on the spinnaker sets and douces was superb and we were getting close to nailing some roll tacks in the light air.

Results | Pictures

Jon Deutsch, Len Guenther, Barb Guenther, Rob Whittemore, Kevin Clark

We arrived early to the Selby Bay Summer Solstice regatta to get some practice. I am sailing with Len Guenther aboard Wind Dancer and since we are sailing Flying Scot NACs week after next and I haven’t been on a Flying Scot since 2006 we went for some practice in the morning with his wife and regular crew Barb so she could show me how to do everything. Around noon we headed out with 17 other boats not far from Thomas Point in light and shifty winds.


In the first race we had a great start and stayed up in the front. In the second race we had a tough time picking the shifts and could only manage a 4th. In the final race we started ok and had a few boats ahead of us for the first leg and had a great second leg to catch up to the leader and we settled for a 3rd.

Rob Whittemore sailed 3 great races today winning all of them and did an awesome job picking shifts. With 2 races planned and 3 bullets in his pocket, we will have our work cut out for us to catch him.  Day 1 Results.