Tuesday, 09 July 2013 16:47

Monday July 8th

The second night of the summer Laser series was our best turnout yet. With 10 of 12 Courageous Lasers plus 1 private boat helmed by David Crosby we were able to get some tight racing in. A light easterly settled in around 6-9 kts and offered good opportunity to gain on both sides of the beat, although generally the right side tended to produce the leaders. After a brief tanker interruption that caused us to abandon race #3, we got rolling again for races 4 and 5. Intermitent rain finally gave way to a a dim yellow glow and a dying breeze around 20:15 as the last boats finished. Just as the last boat hit the dock the USS Constitution called the evening to the close.

We have a very full group of nightly racers, with lots of new faces mixed in, including some recent graduates of our Laser to Laser Clinic who have come out to test their skills against the advanced fleet. There are still some seasonal slots open, so if you are a nightly racer and want to guarentee you'll have a spot for the rest of the season now is the time to sign up. Likewise if you have you own boat and want to store and race it at Courageous we still have a couple of spots left on the dock. Contact Hugh to get it all worked out.

Next week we will have some food on the grill provided by David Crosby. If you'd like to stick around afterwards please chip in a little to cover the costs. Also remember to sign up on the form every week whether you are a nightly or a seasonal racer so we know who is coming and who to reserve a boat for. If you have a full season Laser membership and are not racing we'd like to be able to make that boat available to a nightly racer to keep the line full.