Yesterday was our final Fall Frostbite at Norfolk Yacht & Country Club, the next Series ( Winter ) starts December 6 – February 14 and the Spring Series February 21 – March 28 2021.
The Series that ended yesterday had twelve Lasers on the line, with trying conditions (wind 3-10), three races were sailed, results should be posted on NYCC’s Website shortly . Those of you that were hesitant about sailing in the Fall because of water temperature being too cold . I can attest it’s not , water might be a little chilly as I turned over backwards in 3-5 mph of wind but water not bad. I have to give credit to Alex and Wilson for running three races for us under trying conditions , Thank you – Britt
If you weren’t theer last weekend, you missed a good one. Weather conditions on Saturday started off challenging to say the least. PRO PJ and his crew did a outstanding job under trying conditions.
On shore, the club structured an environment for everyone to practice social distancing. Regatta management looked a little different because they posted all announcements online, making use of Zoom and WhatsApp to communicate updates. The large open space of the club’s parking lot and yard really allowed everyone to spread out. On the water, the regatta felt like any other Laser event – competitive and fun! Looking ahead these regattas are coming up.
The first race was started in light wind conditions, but improved. The next two races were sailed in steady 10 to 12 North winds. A storm rolled through ending racing for the day. Saturday after the racing was over and boats put away there was a keg of beer for the sailors to consume on the veranda of the Club.
Sunday started off with winds in the 18 to 20 mph out of the North, with gust to 25. The turnout was great with thirty six Lasers, Standard and Radials competing. The results can be found on the Norfolk Yacht & Country Club Web site .
NYCC ,with the addition of the new Waterfront Director Scott Norman, PJ Trudell, Ben Stills ( Commodore) Eddie Wolcott and others. The Club is making positive steps to returning to the Club of old.
Compiled from reports by Britt Drake and Scott Williamson – JD