Thursday, July 13, 2006

What the Fog do You Mean Race Cancelled

Well, the rain was pretty heavy at times but lightened up on my way down to the club so being an optimist I thought "sure there will be a race. A little light drizzle...No problem. Have my foul weather." Did a quick visual check and trees tops were swaying quite nicely. I was getting excited. About a block from the club the sky was black and the wind was howling. Did not look good but knew which way the wind was blowing and was sure it would clear. Was not prepared for the Fog that rolled in though. Once down at the club I chatted with a few locals who were racing and they said that the visibility was still good enough to race.

Out we went! There were larger than normal swells but the wind did it's usual drill of dying down as we enter the channel to head out to the course. Once out there we bobbed and bobbed for a bit. Then there was a light breeze. Waited and waited for the committee boat (along with 5 or 6 eager racers) but the RC was a no-show. We scanned the radio but no communication.

Finally one by one the boats packed it in and headed for shore. Our crew being eager and always willing to sail decided to have a bit of a sail around. The wind had come up, fog had lifted and the we were sailing away nicely.

Why was the race cancelled again (and not postponed?)


Blogger Tillerman said...

You just can't get good RC help like you used to in the good old days.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe you should take up another sport, like Golf... just kidding

good luck at this weekend's regatta.

10:35 AM  
Blogger the skip said...

You are right Tillerman....If I was not intent on being on the water, I would be on that RC boat! :-)

10:51 AM  
Blogger the skip said...

Anonymous...I took up sailing cause my short game sucked:-)

Thanks for the wishes! WIll post results. Will get our Ass kicked but enjoy every minute of it!

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no really... golf is where it's at.

3:07 PM  

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