After yesterday’s Opening Day Race, Fishing Bay Yacht Club started the offshore spring series on Sunday with some buoy racing. We only had about half of the crew we had yesterday and had several new folks in new positions. Overall we held our own going 3-2-3 on the day. Results.
It was great to get back to sailboat racing this year at Opening Weekend at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. On Saturday I sailed on Wavelength – a C&C 37 owned by Rob Whittet and Steve Utley. The course was a middle distance race and the light air and chop was not kind to us. Even without a great result it was a fun day on the water that ended up with a Opening Day dinner and party at the club.
On Sunday we sailed the first day of the Spring Series. After waiting around for wind, we had a sea breeze that built until just after the start of the 2nd race. Both races were nice and long and while we still couldn’t touch the J/109’s, we still sailed well and had fun.
Sailing continued on Sunday with a a string of 3rd places by Wavelength in the 3 races on the 1st day of the Fishing Bay Yacht Club Offshore Spring Series. Results.
Photo by Andrea Winner.
This weekend was Opening Weekend at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. We had two beautiful days of racing with winds between 10-20 knots. Between sailing the past 3 weekends and the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had – it hardly seems like opening weekend for me. It’s not May yet, but it certainly feels like it.
This weekend and the last 2 weekends I have sailed aboard Wavelength, a C&C 37 with ~9 other crew. It’s been fun sailing the same boat for a while and really learning some of the finer points of sail trim and boat handling. Let the sailing season begin!