Save These Dates:
Sunday, October 6 - John Kling Memorial Transjac followed by our annual social and chili cookoff2019 TransJac Race and Social Information
Saturday, November 9 - Jacomo Sailing Club annual Awards Banquet
Race Committee Report:
WEIRD AND WILD RACE DAY
On Sunday, Sept. 15th, I was scheduled for Committee Boat Duty. Things started to get weird on arrival when I saw who else was on duty. Stacie and Jane have been crewing recently, but that was pleasant, not weird. Everybody else looked a lot older. Of course Bernie Kuse was there, Fred Langford was also scheduled, and he brought Pete Peterson with him for an outing, and then there was me. I had raced against these men for over 40 years, so it occurred to me to start counting how long all four of us had been sailing. Ready: Pete – 65 years, Bernie – 55 years, Fred – 47 years, and me – 42 years. Some quirk put probably the four oldest sailors and club members on one boat with a combined 209 years of sailing experience! Weird.
Winds were blowing 15 – 18 mph. with gusts to 22 so we were watchful. Then it began. A club boat not racing went over before the races started and turtled. Fred and I jumped (well stepped) into the dinghy, never to see the Committee Boat again. They got up and bailed enough to be towed to the dock. The second one went over and recovered, but as we approached, their main halyard was dangling in the water and wrapped around our propeller. We raised the motor, but Lance had to cut the halyard. With the skills of a monkey, he straddled the lower unit and unwrapped the remaining piece so we could start the motor again. Good thing, because another boat was already over, followed by three more, and a dismasting. Altogether, six capsizes, three tow-ins, and a dismasting. There may have been worse days, but I couldn’t remember one. That left Stacie and Jane to do all the grunt work of running the races, and they did a great job.
To top off weirdness, we were notified of a protest that needed a hearing. Paperwork was filled out, and the hearing was convened in the rigging lot with Judge Bernie presiding. After testimony, the protest was resolved by a withdrawal, and all was done with good decorum and handshakes. That’s what was supposed to happen. What was weird was that I couldn’t remember the last time we had a formal protest and neither could anyone else. What a day!
Saturday Cruiser Series Races
Next Saturday September 21 at 2:00pm, we conclude our Saturday keelboat race series. We'll set up a long course suitable for larger vessels in order to encourage larger yachts to try out racing.
Check out the Event Page for more information.