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