Bay Shore Wednesday Night Sailboat Race

1 September 2010

Lickity Split had a crew size of six.  The wind predictions from the internet noted winds at 5PM at 7 knots, at 8PM to be 4 knots, and 11PM to be 2 knots.  This suggested that the regatta may be canceled because of too little wind.  We prepared for sailing and headed out to the big lake, but we kept our sails down. As we approached committee boat and announced our boat was in the race.  They smiled and waved back, and then announced over the radio that the race was canceled.

In my humble opinion, I believe te weather predictions are getting more reliable.  Lickity Split is a J35 and she requires 7.5 knots of wind, and it depends on the waves.

Till next week, Study Winds.

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About John Weller

Brought up sailing on Lake Macatawa (Holland, MI). Raced Sprites (12 ft main and jib) at the local yacht club as a youth. Raced on LicktySplit J35, BlackBeard S2 7.9, and Lake Effect T30 on Wednesday nights with the Bay Shore Yacht Club racing organization. Enjoy teaching, sailing, and skiing to those who want an adventure.

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