Not sailing this week? But you’d like to join your friends on the water?
Peter Daley, Herb Larrabee and I had fun running races for the Snowbird Regatta along with our safety boat with Bob Fesko and Don Perry. We had 24 boats (over 60 Sarasota Sailing Squadron members) on Saturday, January 19th.
We would like to ask all members to please let us know if you are able to help out on race committee on any given weekend. You can email Herb at email@example.com or Donna (me) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We all love to sail – that’s why we belong to the sailing squadron – but if we rely on only a few to run our races we run the risk of burning them out. So let’s pull together to have a great year of sailing!
The Flying Scot fleet had four boats on the water with one of their fleet joining the safety boat to support our Portsmouth fleet. On the Flying Scots, Marshall Pardy’s Patchwork Princess took 1st Place, with John Pether on Zoom in 2nd. Jim Barr took 1st with Valdek Kwoniewski taking 2nd place on the E-Scows. Dave Hillmyer on the Laser gave all the Portsmouth boats a run for their money.
In the cruiser division, Y-Knot, Pat Trovatore edged John Huber’s Green Flash out to take 1st place winning by 13 seconds corrected time over a 7.96 mile course. Wow!
Five boats were in the Non-Spinnaker fleet and forgive me, I have to point out we had a Fun 23, J-42, Evelyn 26, Hunter 30 and a S-2 7.9 in the fleet! I think, I can speak for the race committee, it was a beautiful sight to see the diversity of boats we had on the water. Bob Miller on White Hawk placed 1st with Dave Wilson on Solitude taking 2nd along with his ‘pick up’ crew from Skimmer.
Zephyr, Chad Weiss’ J-100, took 1st place against Doug Deardon and the crew of In Tune racing two windward leeward courses.
It was a perfect day of sailing with the wind steady out of the east at 8-10 knots.
Thank you Sarasota Sailing Squadron for giving us all the opportunity to enjoy sailing with such good people on such a beautiful bay!
Results can be accessed here.