The longest day of the summer brought a mixing of finishes in the Sunfish fleet today. For the first time in almost a year, the Laser fleet showed up just to make things interesting. There were extreme wind shifts. There was carnage at the starting line as boats were starting and finishing at the same time. There were number scores and letter scores, a disqualification, and almost everyone who showed up took a first.
Rick Schlosser made his first appearance in the series today, taking a first and 5 seconds. Bernadette Levesque and Mark Stoughton took 3 1sts apiece. Mark also lost the first ever protest in the series, after breaking Rule 18 at the finish of Race 6.
After the racing the Sunfish and Laser fleets had a cookout at the club. There was plenty of good food and good conversations, rehasing the races and lamenting the extremely low water levels in the lake.
|The wreckage after the feast
Next up is next Sturday's Sunfish Series. The Wednesday night races are cancelled this week, because Massapoag is hosting the Day Sailer North American Championships Tuesday through Friday.