Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sebago Laser Regatta -



From Sebaga Laser Regatta 5 22 2010I had a great day being on the race committee for Sebago's 2nd annual District 8 Laser Regatta yesterday. I took tons of pictures, of course! And did OK on not blowing blowing my signals, too. Good weather, a breeze that picked up nicely over the course of the afternoon, and wow, 10 boats & only 3 were from Sebago (and 2 were from the Saratoga Yacht Club, that's a long trip)! Good racing, good company a nice day on the water & a delicious post-race spread of roast chicken, chili, a few other sides & brownies & ice cream for dessert. Couldn't ask for a much nicer way to spend a Saturday! And no, no bouncy castles - which reminds me, here's the story behind that particular bit of silliness, found via a link posted by Tillerman. cross-posted at the Sebago Canoe Club blog

And here's a little video from a motorboat! :D
video

12 comments:

Tillerman said...

Who won?

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Is that a "radial" rig? I don't think I ever saw one before.

Jimbo said...

David Nicol from Saratoga.

Tillerman said...

No, that's not a radial rig. That's what the current standard Laser sail looks like after a couple of hours wear as a result of the sailmaker deciding to use a batch of cloth rejected by Victoria's Secret as too flimsy for their purposes.

Verification Word: cling. The drone in Mumbai who writes verification words for Google got way too excited when he saw the words Victoria's Secret in my comment.

bonnie said...

Thanks, Jim, I was drawing a semi-blank on his last name, was going to say David Knowles or something like that.

bonnie said...

PS - Tillerman, it's mean to tease the Mumbai drone!

Baydog said...

Mumbai ya my lord, Mumbai ya

I guess it's not Victoria's secret any longer.

Look, I'm just here to buy some underwear for my wife. Don't raise your eyebrows at me. They're good stocking stuffers and they're almost always on sale at Christmas time.

Bonnie: How's that tri-state Tiller-invite going?

JP said...

Oh no! Bonnie joins the dark side too! Wish had a third hand so could have recorded then posted my vid of going 20 knots under Tower Bridge.

Looks fun though even without bouncy castles.

Word verification: wayssai: not sure if that's a type of sushi or how to say what's up after too many beers.

bonnie said...

It was great, and I was so excited to be in a motorboat like the cool bloggers!

Yeah, I wish we could've seen you shooting through the Tower Bridge at 20 kts, that must've been fun.

That bridge that we go under isn't historical, but it's on the verge of being history - all that orange plastic over by the side demarks low water for the soon-to-commence construction of the new bridge.

The new bridge is going to be MUCH nicer for sailing under, the columns will be much farther apart, but I'm a little worried about getting in & out this summer; the current bridge can be a little bit of a challenge to sail through; it's sort of a point of pride among Sebago sailors that we DO sail through it, even if it takes a few tries, but there was one particularly tiring sail last year (the October race where I just totally sucked all day), when I just threw in the towel, sailed over to the side, jumped out & walked the boat through.

That sort of whuss-out is not going to be an option this year.

bonnie said...

Oh, yeah, and the way the bridge building is going to happen is that the new bridge will be built beside the old one, so the constricted distance will be twice as long until they finish & tear down the old bridge. YIKES.

I guess I will just have to get better at long strings of quick tacks.

Zen said...

et tu Bonnie...

bonnie said...

Vroom! vrooom vroooom! vrooooooooooom!