South Bay Family Sailing Series – October 16, 2021 – Sailing Instructions

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South Bay Family Sailing Series
(Relaxing/No stress/Sail Racing)

When:   October 16, 2021
Where:  San Diego South Bay
Time:   12:00pm Local GPS Time Race

 STARTING TIMES
Start race Q’s 11:45
First Warning 11:55-One second blast of the air horn coordinated with GPS time.
Group A. –Start 12:00, Group B.-Start 12:05, Group C.-Start 12:10. One second blast of the air horn.

It will be a “Pursuit Race

Group A: Blew-By-U, Kiss, Makai, Fast Sunday, Tom Kat, Mike, Pie in the Sky, Miller Time III
Group B: Simplicity, Atsa II, Sanctuary, Bon Temps, Estate Sail, Serendipity III
Group C:  Tiny Bubbles, Elusive, Ran, Astra, Consigliere, Marilee.

If you are not listed above, or are a first-time racer please start at 12 O’clock

 Racecourse #22 Course Distance approx. 8.1 Nm

Buoy “R34” to port / Buoy “WR-32A” to starboard (starting line)
Buoy “C” to Port
Buoy “R38” to Port
Buoy “B to Starboard
Buoy “R32” to Port
Buoy “A” to Starboard
Buoy “R30” to Starboard
Buoy “B” to Port
Buoy “R34” to starboard / Buoy “WR-32A to port (finish line)

Please Monitor VHF Channel 68 for information, to report problems on the course. Report finish times to Dan Dreesen, SV Marilee via text or Email – dandreesen1@gmail.com or  619 884-6157 before end of day Sunday 9-22-21. Bon temps will not be participating in October.

Yellow “Q” flag should be flown aft, where it can be best seen while racing.

These are the GPS coordinates of the Alpha, Bravo and Charlie course Buoys (4-11-21)

“A” (N32 40.003 / W117 08.909) 24inch XL Yellow fender marked “A” in Black Letters.
“B” (N32 39.177 / W117 08.575) 30inch White Ball marked with Letter “B” in Black Letters
“C” (N32 38.542 / W117 08.195) 22inch Ball marked with the Letter “C” in black letters

 Reference Navigation Charts for Location of the channel marks used for this race.

South Bay Family Sailing Series-September 18, 2021 Saturday – Results

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South Bay Family Sailing Series-September 18, 2021 Saturday, (8.1 nm)

Saturday, September 18, 2021 was a terrific day for sailing.

On this day there were many boating activities throughout San Diego and one of the primary ones was the Beneteau Cup.  During this two day event sponsored by Beneteau San Diego they assign a professional sailor to help each owner sail their boat.  There are two races on Saturday, one race on Sunday with a final awards party at the San Diego Yacht Club.  Many of the boats from our South Bay Family Sailing Series were sure to attend.

For the start of our race the wind was from the NW with white caps just starting to appear for the noon start. No other events were scheduled for the South San Diego Bay, so we had the race course all to ourselves. Winds were predicted to be 7-8 knots, but the actual wind velocity was 12-14 knots.  There were 7 boats circling the starting line.  Off with the first group with the starting horn was Fast SundayEight minutes later the second group was off and consisting of Serendipity III, Atsa II , Simplicity and Bon Temps.  Finally, the third group consisting Astra and Consigliere were off 15 minutes after the first group.  The captains of the second and third group were all in a quandary regarding their late starting times, 8 minutes, and 15 minutes respectfully as these postponing times had never been used.  Tacking up to the first mark everyone was gaining on the leaders.  On the reach to the second mark everyone was even closer.  At the finish everyone was very close.  Finish times across the line were Consigliere 13:33:15, Bon Temps 13:33:44, Astra 13:36:56, Astra 13:37:15, Serendipity III 13:45:50, Fast Sunday 13:55:00.  Simplicity did not finish the race so there was no time (DNF).

Putting all these times into the Mike Collins Handicap System we get the following:

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=11%2F16%2F2019&submit=Select+Race

Congratulations- Atsa II, Fast Sunday, and Astra

Thank you all for the emails regarding the Race Results.  It is nice to know there are people actually reading our report.  Sorry for the late report.  I wanted to make sure I started my raceQs so I put it on my cabin top.  When I moved to push the button to start it was NOT there.

One of the things I lost on the phone was PHRF Scoring System.  When I looked for the app to add it back to my phone it was not there.  If anyone knows of an app, or a computer scoring system using the PHRF let me know.  The one I used in the past required; length of race course, individual PHRF of each boat, and corrected finish time.

 

Next race is October 16, 2021

 BE THERE, OR BE SQUARE

BRING A FRIEND WITH A BOAT

 

South Bay Family Sailing Series – Sailing Instructions

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South Bay Family Sailing Series
(Relaxing/No stress/Sail Racing)

Sailing Instructions: September 18, 2021
When:   September 18, 2021
Where:  San Diego South Bay
Time:   12:00pm Local GPS Time Race

 STARTING TIMES
Start race Q’s 11:45
First Warning 11:55-One second blast of the air horn coordinated with GPS time.
Group A. –Start 12:00, Group B.-Start 12:08, Group C.-Start 12:15 . One second blast of the air horn.

 It will be a “Pursuit Race
Group A: Blew-By-U, Kiss, Makai, Fast Sunday, Tom Kat, Mike, Pie in the Sky, Miller Time III
Group B: Simplicity, Atsa II, Sanctuary, Bon Temps, Estate Sail, Serendipity III
Group C:  Tiny Bubbles, Elusive, Ran, Astra, Consigliere

If you are not listed above, or are a first-time racer please start at 12 O’clock

  • Racecourse #13 Course Distance approx. 8.05 Nm
    • Buoy “R34” to port / Buoy “WR-32A” to starboard (starting line)
    • Buoy “A” to starboard
    • Buoy “R26” to starboard
    • Buoy “B to port
    • Buoy “R32” to starboard
    • Buoy “C” to starboard
    • Buoy “B” to starboard
    • Buoy “R34” to starboard / Buoy “WR-32A to port (finish line)

Please Monitor VHF Channel 68 for information, to report problems on the course. Report finish times to Ted Bowler, SV via text or Email fiddlersgreen47@gmail.com or  Email – dandreesen1@gmail.com or Text – 619 884-6157 before end of day Sunday 9-22-21

Yellow “Q” flag should be flown aft, where it can be best seen while racing.

These are the GPS coordinates of the Alpha, Bravo and Charlie course Buoys (4-11-21)

  • “A” (N32 40.003 / W117 08.909) 24inch XL Yellow fender marked “A” in Black Letters.
  • “B” (N32 39.177 / W117 08.575) 30inch White Ball marked with Letter “B” in Black Letters
  • “C” (N32 38.542 / W117 08.195) 22inch Ball marked with the Letter “C” in black letters

 Reference Navigation Charts for Location of the channel marks used for this race.

South Bay Family Sailing Series-August 21, 2021 Saturday – Results

Saturday, August 21, 2021 was a wonderful day for sailing.

Saturday morning in El Cajon the streets were wet and the rain was falling from ominous dark grey clouds.  This was not quite the day we anticipated for our August race of the South Bay Family Sailing Series.  There was much discussion as to whether we should skip the monthly race.  Finally, we decided we would give it a try and see what the weather was like on the water.  As our car moved further west the rain stopped, and the sun started peeking out from behind the clouds.  The day finally became warm and dry.

Forecasters predicted 70 degree weather with scattered clouds and light breezes from the SW.  High tide was at 0940 and a low tide at 1510.  The tide would be going out for the whole race.  At 1100 the winds were calm however by noon start the wind had picked up to 8-10 knots from the typical NW direction.  During the race the winds were shifty and slowly increased to a constant 10-12 knots.  IDEAL for South San Diego Bay.

Ten boats were circling the starting line for the noon start.  This is a pursuit race and the first group consisting of KISS and Makai were off.  Four minutes later the second group were off  that included Miller Time III, Bon Temps and Estate Sail.  Finally, the last group crossed the starting line at 12:08 Marilee, Astra, Consigliere, and Elusive.  There was a new boat in the race as well, Serendipity III a Hunter 420.  As instructed they started with the first group.

WELCOME Serendipity III.  We are glad to have you and you will improve all our sailing abilities trying to keep up with you.

During the race two boats tried to raise their spinnaker to improve their speed, Elusive and Miller Time III.  The spinnakers looked great, but the captains finally doused them as they evidently did not increase their speed to the mark.  It was a great thought and we should all try out different sails to become proficient in their use.  Bon Temps was “chicken” to sail his spinnaker.

Across the finish line winning times were Consigliere 13:32:32, Elusive 13:35:23, Marilee 13:35:37, Bon Temps 13:36:10, Estate Sail 13:39:23, Serendipity 13:39:30, KISS 13:42:20, Astra 13:42:32, Makai 13:45:27, Miller Time III 13:49:34.

Putting all these finish times into the Mike Collins Handicap System we get the following:

1 MILLER TIME III
2 MAKAI
3 CONSIGLIARE
4 BON TEMPS
5 MARILEE
6 KISS
7 ELUSIVE
8 ESTATE SAIL
9 ASTRA
9 SERENDIPITY III

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=11%2F16%2F2019&submit=Select+Race

Putting all these results into the PHRF Rating System we get the following:

  1. Consigliere 2. Elusive 3. KISS 4. Bon Temps 5. Makai 6. Marilee 7. Estate Sail 8. Miller Time III 9. Serendipity 10. Astra

Congratulations to all racers!  10 boats of different sizes and different sailing abilities all finishing within 17 minutes of each other over an eight mile course.  This is exactly what we are looking for in the South Bay Family Sailing Series.

Keep watching for changes in your starting group as we try to jockey positions to get every boat to cross the finish line at the same time.

Our next race is

Saturday, September 18, 2021

BRING ANOTHER FRIEND AND BOAT ALONG

 

Sailing Instructions: August 21, 2021

South Bay Family Sailing Series
(Relaxing/No stress/Sail Racing)

Sailing Instructions: August 21, 2021

      • When:   August 21, 2021
      • Where:  San Diego South Bay
      • Time:   12:00pm Local GPS Time Race

 STARTING TIMES

Start race Q’s 11:45

First Warning 11:55-One second blast of the air horn coordinated with GPS time.

Group A. –Start 12:00, Group B.-Start 12:04, Group C.-Start 12:08 . One second blast of the air horn.

 

It will be a “Pursuit Race

    • Group A: Blew-By-U, Kiss, Makai, Fast Sunday, Tom Kat, Mike, Pie in the Sky
    • Group B: Imagine, Miller Time II, Simplicity, Atsa II, Sanctuary, Bon Temps
    • Group C:  Estate Sail, Tiny Bubbles, Elusive, Ran, Marilee, Astra, Consigliere

If you are not listed above, or are a first-time racer please start at 12 O’clock

Racecourse #8 Course Distance approx. 7.94 Nm

    • Buoy “R34” to port / Buoy “WR-32A” to starboard (starting line)
    • Buoy “B” to starboard
    • Buoy “R28” to port
    • Buoy “C” to starboard
    • Buoy “R34” to starboard
    • Buoy “C” to starboard
    • Buoy “B” to port
    • Buoy “R34” to starboard / Buoy “WR-32A to port (finish line)

Please Monitor VHF Channel 68 for information, to report problems on the course. Report finish times to Ted Bowler, SV via text or Email fiddlersgreen47@gmail.com or  Email – dandreesen1@gmail.com or Text – 619 884-6157 before end of day Sunday 9-22-21

Yellow “Q” flag should be flown aft, where it can be best seen while racing.

These are the GPS coordinates of the Alpha, Bravo and Charlie course Buoys (4-11-21)

  • “A” (N32 40.003 / W117 08.909) 24inch XL Yellow fender marked “A” in Black Letters.
  • “B” (N32 39.177 / W117 08.575) 30inch White Ball marked with Letter “B” in Black Letters
  • “C” (N32 38.542 / W117 08.195) 22inch Ball marked with the Letter “C” in black letters

 Reference Navigation Charts for Location of the channel marks used for this race.

July 2021 Race Results

South Bay Family Sailing Series-July 17, 2021 Saturday, (8.3 nm)

Saturday July 17, 2021 was an excellent day for sailing.  The skies were blue with a thin layer of sirrus clouds covering the heavens.  The winds were predicted to be 7-8 knots from the NW. Tide was low at 0925 becoming high at 1512 so the tide would be incoming during the whole race.  There was another race going on at the same time.  They set up their starting line about 20 yards from our starting line and their windward mark was about 10 yards from our “B”.  Needless to say there was a crowd at the starting line and when we returned to the “B” mark during the sixth leg.  Does anyone know who that group was?

There were a total of six boats participating in our South Bay Family Sailing Series.  By our noon pursuit race start the wind has increased to about 12-13 knots and stayed constant from the NW for the whole race.  Group 1 crossed the starting line at 12:00 with Blewbyu.  Group 2 consisting of Miller Time III and Bon Temps crossed the line at 1204.  Finally Group 3 crossed the line at 1208 with Estate Sail, Astra and Consigliere.  There was a great deal of confusion with the start as there were so many boats. We thought we observed KISS, and Elusive in the starting mix, but they were no where to be found along the race course.  Crossing the finish line honors go to: Consigliere 13:59:52:17, Bon Temps 13:53:51, Astra 13:59:55, Estate Sail 14:01:38, Bluebyu 14:06:41, and Miller Time III 14:12:33.

Congratulations all racers!

6 out of 6 boats ran their raceQs.  Thank you all!

Putting all the corrected finish times into the Mike Collins Handicap System we find the following:

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=11%2F16%2F2019&submit=Select+Race

Congratulations to Miller Time III!  It looks like you are headed to be the yearly winner.

Looking at the PHRF Handicap System it looks like: First: Consigliere, Second Bon Temps, Third: Bluebyu, Fouth: Estate Sail, Fifth: Astra, Sixth: Miller Time III.

Notes:  It looked as if Astra had 12 women on their boat.  We missed Quack Attack, Marilee, Atsa II, Fast Sunday, Ran, and all you that did not show up.

Next race is Saturday, August 21, 2021

“Be there or be square”

Bring a friend with a boat.

June 2021 Race Results

South Bay Family Sailing Series-June 19, 2021

Saturday, (8.6 nm.)

I was not present for the race so all the information is “second hand”.

We have a new racer, “Malu” a Catalina 320.  WELCOME Malu!!  We are happy to have you.

It appears 9 boats raced and we had the normal pursuit race.  First group started at 12:00, second group 12:04, and the third group 12:08.  The finish times are as follows:  Elusive, 13:47:29, Consigliere 13:49:00, Ran 13:57:50, Malu 13:59:10, Atsa II 14:00:15, Estate Sail 14:03:05, Blewbyu 14:09:39, Miller Time III 14:18:39, Madam Wu 14:30:41.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the racers.

Putting all this information into the “Mike Collins Handicap System” we see the following:

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=11%2F16%2F2019&submit=Select+Race

Congratulations to First Place winner: Malu!!!!

Putting the corrected finish times into the PHRF Race Calculator we find:

  1. Elusive
  2. Consigliere
  3. Blewbyu
  4. Ran
  5. Atsa II
  6. Malu
  7. Estate Sail
  8. Miller Time III
  9. Madam Wu

Next race is Saturday July 17, 2021

BRING A FRIEND

May 2021 Race Results

South Bay Family Sailing Series-May 15, 2021

Saturday, (8.6 nm.)

Saturday, May 15, 2021 was an exceptional day for sailing.  The sky was overflowing with navy grey clouds and occasional spots of sunshine as the clouds parted.  The wind was blustery cold from the SW and the temperature was approximately 60* (F).  The direction proved to be from 238* to 240*. The wind velocity was predicted to be 5, 6, 7 knots throughout the race, however as the boats moved out into the South Bay the wind was gusting to 17 knots. Most all the boats decided to put reefs into their mainsails except the 47’ Marilee.  The tide was high at 13:18 with a plus 3.42 ft.  We were the only ones racing in the South San Diego Bay.

10 boats were circling the starting line for the noon start of our May pursuit race.  The first group consisting of KISS, Fast Sunday, and Makai were off with the first horn.  At 12:04  Miller Time III, Astra II and  Bon Temps were off with the second horn.  The final group  Estate Sail, Marilee, Astra and Elusive started with the 12:08 horn.  The winds were still gusting, but calming down to variable 13 to 16 knots.  KISS was leading the pack to the first and into the second mark.  Slowly the groups spread out and the later starting boats began catching the leaders. The 17 knots gusts calmed down and most of the boats shook the reefs out of their mainsails.  The third leg Elusive launched a code 0, or spinnaker and began moving up closing the space on the leaders.  Using the special sail they moved into first place, however, KISS did a great job of holding them off.  Going to B on the 5th leg Elusive seemed to feel sorry for the rest of the fleet and traveled on past it as if going to C.  The fleet really appreciated this good sportsman like gesture and caught up with Elusive.  Realizing their mistake they finally found B and continued on.   Crossing the finish line times are as follows:  Elusive 13:41:45, Marilee 13:51:14, Bon Temps 13:51:35, Astra 13:53:53, KISS 13:57:50, Estate Sail 14:00:34, Atsa II 14:01:40, Makai 14:02:17, Miller Time III 14:17:16, Fast Sunday 14:25:14.

Congratulations all racers.  A fine day for sailing

raceQs was used by 6 of 10 boats.  Wouldn’t it be nice if all boats were using raceQs!!!

KISS, Makai, Marilee, Miller Time II do you have “Smart Phones”?  Who is “Fired Up”?

 Putting the corrected times into the Mike Collins Handicap System the results are:

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=11%2F16%2F2019&submit=Select+Race

Congratulations:  First Place: Elusive, Second Place: Makai, Third Place: Astra

Placing the corrected times into the PHRF system provided by the app “Race Calculator” we find the following:

  1. Elusive, 2.  KISS, 3. Bon Temps, 4. Makai, 5. Marilee, 6. Astra, 7. Estate Sail, 8. Atsa II, 9. Miller Time III, 10. Fast Sunday.

Congratulations all

The next race is:

Saturday, June 19, 2021.

We hope to see you all there.  BRING A FRIEND

 

April2021 Race Results

South Bay Family Sailing Series-April 17, 2021

Saturday, (7.5 nm.)

Saturday, April 17, 2021 was a fantastic day for sailing.  The wind was even better than last month.  Wind prediction was for winds to be 10 knots.  By the noon start the winds had increased to 12-13-14 knots and remained that way throughout the entire race.  Again the increased winds would favor the larger boats.  It was perfect as there was probably no cause to reef.  If the winds increased the reefs would go into the sails.  High tide was scheduled to be at 14:44 so the tide would be flooding coming from the north. Dan, on Quack Attack and Marilee designed the course so there were NO direct downwind legs.  Each leg was either a beat, broad reach, or beam reach. It was going to be a fast race.

The race committee was concerned that Marilee might have a new space age jib, Bon Temps had out of town experts, Ted and Pam from Washington who had completed a Pacific Ocean Circumnavigation of 30,000 nautical miles to help them on the course and Atsa II had new interior upholstery.  The race committee might have to change their handicap.  (HaHa-we have no race committee.)

Twelve (12) boats were circling the starting line for the 12:00 start.  Five boat started with the first horn; Mike/Death Roll, KISS, Pie in the Sky, Fast Sunday and Bass Boat/Blewbyou.  At 12:05 the second group; Miller Time III and Bon Temps crossed the line.12:10 the final group crossed the line; Estate Sail, Marilee, Astra, Consigliere, and Ran.  There was much discussion on why the race committee moved Estate Sail from the second group to the third group and Bon Temps from the third group to the second group.  Was there money exchanged?

The pursuit race was away to the first mark B.  Most boats beat towards the south to make the mark.  Some tacked 1X while others tacked 2X to the mark. At the first mark Mike/Death Roll, Kiss and Bass Boat/Blewbyou were leading the pack.  By the second mark, 26R, things started to change.  Pie in the Sky made a move to the front.  This was the perfect wind for the Krogen 38. It was also a fine wind for Bon Temps and their experienced crew as everyone approached the finish line.  Across the finish line times are as follow:  Bon Temps 13:24:32,  Consigliere 13:26:44, Mike 13:27:00, Marilee 13:27:43, Pie in the Sky 13:28:06, Ran 13:29:00, Astra 13:30:28, Estate Sail 13:31:32F, KISS 13:33:00, Bass Boat 13:34:45, Miller Time III 13:36:44, Fast Sunday 13:45:10. Congratulations Bon Temps-first time ever being first across the finish line.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE TEXTING, OR E-MAILING THEIR FINISH TIME RATHER THAN USING THE RADIO.

Placing all this information with the “corrected finish time” into the Mike Collins Handicap system we have the following:

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=11%2F16%2F2019&submit=Select+Race

Congratulations:  1st. Miller Time III, 2nd Pie in the Sky 3rd Astra.

Congratulations to all who sailed in the race.

Putting all this information into the PHRF Handicap System we have the following: 1 Mike, 2 Bon Temps, 3 Bass Boat, 4 Consigliere, 5 Pie in the Sky, 6 KISS, 7 Ran, 8 Estate Sail, 9 Marilee, 10 Miller Time III, 11 Astra, 12 Fast Sunday.

Our next race:

Saturday May 15, 2021

See you there.   Invite another boat to race.

 

March 2021 Race Results

South Bay Family Sailing Series-March 20, 2021 Saturday, (7.5 nm.)

 Saturday, March 23, 2021 was an exceptional day for sailing.  The wind was finally up so the race was going to favor the bigger boats. Dan has designed the course so it would be like America’s Cup race course, up wind and downwind.  “SailFlow” predicted the wind speed for race day to be 7-8 knots and as it turned out it was a constant 10 knots with gusts to 12 knots.  Low tide was at 9:53 and was a +1.2 ft, so the tide would be flooding during the whole race.  Predicted wind direction was to be from 270*(west), however the actual direction was from 258*(south of west).

The South San Diego Bay was a bit active on this Saturday.  There were 4 races going on simultaneously.  Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta including J-Boats, Vipers, 29ers and our South Bay Family Sailing Series.  It appears we sailed through their race course six times.  It was a bit crowded, but it looked like we stayed out of their way and many of our boats sailed away from their course.

We had our largest fleet sailing that included 13 boats.  The first group crossed the line at the noon start included: 4 boats, Blewbyou ( Bass Boat), KISS, Fast Sunday, and Mike (Death Roll).  12:04 the second group consisting of 3 boats, Miller Time III, Sanctuary, and Estate Sail.  Finally, the third group of 6 boats started at 12:08, Bon Temps, Marilee, Astra, Consigliere, Ran, and Elusive.  Looking for the first mark, buoy A we were unable to find it at the location it was supposed to be.  It appeared that someone had moved it further west, so the whole group began sailing to the new location.   Repeated legs up to buoy A and back to the start, the boats started to spread out.  The first group started to be overtaken by the late starters except for Mike and KISS who were holding their own. Boats changed positions as the race went on to the finish.  The first to cross the finish line was Elusive 13:36:26, followed by Consigliere 13:42:43, Mike 13:45:00, Marilee 13:47:15, Astra 13:47:17, Ran 13:48:54, KISS 13:49:59, Estate Sail 13:52:43, Bon Temps 13:55:15, Sanctuary 13:57:45, Bass Boat 14:05:40, Miller Time III 14:16:45, Fast Sunday 14:20:24.

 We all had a GREAT TIME!  Congratulations to All racers.

Putting the corrected finish times into the Mike Collins Handicap System we find the following:

http://sailingtracker.appspot.com/?fleetChoice=sbps&dateSelected=11%2F16%2F2019&submit=Select+Race

 Congratulations: 1. KISS, 2. Astra 3. Elusive

Looking for the PHRF scores for the March 2021 race I used the android app “Race Calculator”.  The PHRF handicap system reveals the following:

  1. Elusive 2. Mike 3. Consigliere 4. KISS 5. Ran  6. Bon Temps 7. Marilee     8. Astra 9. Bass Boat 10. Estate Sail 11. Sanctuary 12. Miller Time III          13. Fast Sunday

CONGRATULATIONS  ALL!   GREAT DAY ON THE WATER!

Our next race is: Saturday April 17, 2021

See you on the water.   Bring a new boat to participate.