We all were happy to see Nelly back at the Squadron .The E-Scow fleet treated Jim Barr with a pizza lunch as he is recovering from back surgery. We know that he will be back on the race course as soon as possible. We miss having Jim out there beating us around the marks. You can’t keep them down.
As the steady sea breeze built, four E-Scows raced four races, twice around with the weather mark and off-set by the goal posts and start line as far East as we could make it. We got off clean starts with Ted Weihe whistling three minute starts. Bob Blomquist with his crew of Lynn and Randy Scott led most of the races as Ted Weihe and Valdek Kwasniewski, sharing the helm of Ted’s new boat “Bodacious” were in close pursuit all afternoon. It made for some fun close racing. Dave Peterson skippered Rev It Up; and Bill Cotsworth skippered Prime Time with regular E-Scow crews of Dave, JP, Thomas and Phil had there own close races. The older E-Scows are having problems keeping pace with the newer ones which in effect make for two fleets. As more snowbirds depart, we had to race with three, when four would have been better in the 14 to 16 knot breeze. Next week, Bill Cotsworth, Randy and Lynn Scott head for Frankfort, Michigan where they will continue to race E and MCs Scow’ during the 100 days of summer. We will welcome them back in October.
By Ted Weihe