Racing for May resumes in Hagerstown this Saturday! Good wind predicted and my 12 is up and running again!. Come on out!! SailWars is a new Youtube channel that Bart D has told me about and they will be there for filming of a fun episode this weekend. Bring your smiles and let's have a blast promoting RC Sailing in Hagerstown!!
Here's the April race writeup, late but here.
April RC sailing started the season with 9 members racing 11 boats- 5 EC12s and 6 DF65s. We had good southerly wind all morning for the 12s. Danny T came out to help me RD and promptly showed us his sailing and tuning skills as he won every race!! I was 2nd for the 1st race. But then my 20 yr old Futaba sail winch burned out in the middle of the 2nd race, luckily close hauled, so I limped home in 3rd place and then pulled the boat out. Mike C came down from CBurg and then pushed Danny almost every race with 7-2nds in a row!. Bart D started the season in style w his newly painted 12 and was a solid 3rd overall. Meanwhile, his wife Koni D loved sailing her "LA Woman" ( bought over the winter from TR). She made steady improvements in her sailing skills and I enjoyed coaching her while my 12 was disabled.
For the Dragon Force 65s we had 6 on the water including new member couple Mike and Debbi Lewis. The wind rotated to SW so DT set a new windward mark and adjusted the course. We did 8 races total, most 2 lappers. Mike C and I battled hard for the wins in tight racing and after 6 races we were deadlocked w 3 bullets and 3- 2nds each. I managed to win the last two races to win the day by 2 points! What a fun day of racing!! Khim B was back for 2021 and had solid sailing with five 3rds to take 3rd overall! Helen S had a big smile as she maneuvered her boat to a 3rd place in the 2nd race and was 4 th overall for the day. Debbi L then did the same thing the 3 rd race as she crossed the line in 3rd place. Mike L and Debbi tied on points for the day but that 3rd place was the tiebreaker s she got 5th for the day with Mike L in 6th. Full scoresheets will be scanned to the CVMYClub website.
Meanwhile in other club news-
Steve Ott has purchased a refurbished yellow EC12 that Terry Lamb and I acquired to flip to a club member. Hopefully he will be there racing for the first time.
Last thing is that I have talked w City of Hagerstown Parks and Rec Coordinator Amy R and have confirmed our club's participation in the 2021 City Park Fall Festival scheduled for Saturday Sep 18th 11AM to 330pm. I am sure there are some of you w scheduling conflicts like MMYC raceday but that is the date the City chose. So put it on your calenders for a fun day of exhibiting our RC Sailing to the public and generate great PR for the club.