Monday, June 27, 2016
Today is a great day because it is the beginning of the Wet Pants sailing school, and a time when many new youngsters learn how much they love our beautiful Great South Bay and sailing on it.
If you’re not enrolled in the school but just love to sail you are in luck. Below, I will outline the different types of racing offered, as well as, some of our other events. Lou Albertelli runs our website and calendar which will keep you up to date. Please note: our Invitational regatta on July 8- 9th, Sachem Share Day on July 29th and our Clam Bake on July 30th.
Attention: Special Event! - Tomorrow night Lee Montes our sunfish fleet captain is hosting a “Fun Regatta”. This event is open to everyone, and is designed to bring on laughter, and fun among friends of all skill levels. I highly recommend coming down and sailing in it.
Tuesday night is Sunfish night, and lasers and Vanguard 15 are also welcome. Although this week is a special event, the sunfish fleet usually starts racing at 6:00 PM every Tuesday night. Contact Lee Montes for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday night is handicap racing. All boats with the exception of Sunfish are welcome to come out. In a handicap race the amount of time a boat takes to finish the race course is recorded and then multiplied by a rating assigned to that particular type of boat. This means that the boat that finishes the race first does not necessarily will. A boat that finishes the race last can win once the math is worked out. Gerry Pagels is the fleet captain and will be doing the scores. You can contact Gerry at email@example.com
Friday night is PHRF racing and is done pursuit style. The weather has been fantastic, and the sailing has been great. If you are interested in racing Friday night you should contact John Breur firstname.lastname@example.org John will assign your boat a start time, which allows slower boats to start the race before the faster boats. As the race progresses the faster boats start to catch the slower boats, and they should all finish at about the same time. The first to cross the finish line wins.
You should also be well aware that racing on either Tuesday, Thursday or Friday night always ends with socializing back at the club. Make sure you have some refreshments and snacks for yourself, and hang around for a while and relax after racing.
See you on the water!