It was good to see everyone lakeside on this chilly October afternoon where temperatures were in the low 40’s with a 10mph wind coming off the lake. Wind chill was the order of the day, but we adapted as best we could.
Speaking of adapting, at the start of the day, we had very strong winds coming straight down the cove with wind speeds changing throughout the day. Skippers spent plenty of time adjusting setups on their boat’s A-rig. As a result, we didn’t run nearly as many races, but I think everyone learned a little something about their Dragonforce 65’s in stronger winds.
On the subject of the Dragonforce 65, with all members now owning the same boat and our brand-new start timer setup, the club is going to move all remaining 2020 events to DF65 racing.
Considering the day started with white-caps on the lake and currents too strong for the Tugster to take the marks into deeper water, we had a great day.
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Hurricane Delta left the forecast a bit sketchy for this event, but the rains held off for a perfect day of sailing. What started off as a casual sailing event, soon became competitive once the markers were deployed. We started with a couple of match races and by day’s end, we ran between 15 and 20 races.
One of the member spouses took so many nice photos that it was hard to choose some for the website. Please enjoy the pictures of the action.
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It was good to see everyone at the lake today. We had some decent winds, but as typical of Brady’s Run, they were variable and often hard to read. I think these types of conditions make us better skippers in the end. By day’s end, I felt like we spent some time in a semi-competitive manner. Trying to beat each other to the next mark.
One of our members took some nice pictures of the action, including some overheads of the venue from his drone.
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One of our retired members got the opportunity to get out to Moraine State Park in the middle of the week and sent some photos along. It appeared to be a lovely day for a sail and he had the park to himself.