The prospect for wind today wasn’t very great. The RC initially postponed us for about an hour and a half before bringing AP down with the intent on towing everyone out in hopes of getting in a race or two before some showers moved in. Some of the locals weren’t too optimistic about it and with a 13-hour drive ahead of me I decided to get on the road. I packed and left just after 11am and found out later that racing was abandoned without actually sailing a race.
So I spent the day driving to Lake Carlyle in Illinois where I will be crewing on Len Guenther’s Flying Scot Wind Dancer (5055) in the Flying Scot North American Championship this week.
Being late paid off a little bit this morning, I was going to be one of the last to launch when we saw that the RC was sending boats back in due to no wind, so I left the boat parked and hung around for the 40 minute postponement on shore. When the wind filled we had a nice 8-10 knots out of the south. On the way to the course my watch died, which would make starts today interesting. Needless to say it didn’t help. In the end it was another nice day on the water.
It was a light air day in Toronto for the first day at the Laser Canadian Championship. We sailed 4 races with the last one finishing just as the wind died. There’s a lot of good sailors here so the racing is very close and nobody will give an inch all the way around the course. I had some ups and downs and am sitting some where in the middle of the fleet.
I’ve arrived in Toronto ready to sail the Laser Canadian Nationals tomorrow. Here’s a shot of the car/boat in front of the CN Tower downtown as I arrived at Etobicoke Yacht Club.