Sunday, March 30, 2008

Merry Christmas in March!

In the first race in AYC history to feature snowball fights 8 boats slugged it out in the Post Point race on Saturday, March 29, 2008.

Handyman won the start and led out across Padilla Bay. Kinetic Ki soon overtook them and worked out to the West. Celebration and Thumper battled under spinnaker in a building Southerly all the way to the mark with the Worm in hot pursuit. Handyman was first to douse her kite and Syndicat soon roared past. Kymodoce also kept her very beautiful kite up to keep the race close. Most boats chose to start home with #3 jibs, and then the fun started.

Every type of snowflake, hail, freezing rain, sleet and at one point a plague of frogs resulted in whiteout conditions. We figured the whiteout wouldn't last and just held our compass course, well it did last and we almost found a new route into Bayview! Kinietic Ki materialized along the Guemes shore and swapped tacks through the saddlebag gap with Celebration. The sun broke through and most boats swapped up to genoas. It was a drag race to the finish and then to the club.

Don't miss the fun race @ 1830 off the tanker docks this Wednesday night. No certs or packets needed just fun! listen to VHF 72 for details....

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