Last Sunday we had a baker’s dozen Soling skippers sailing and most of us found some weeds that killed the boats sailing ability. Even with that said the competition was lively dealing with mostly strong shifty southerly winds. The starting line was pretty square to the windward mark and sometimes boats starting at the far end of the line on starboard tack had the advantage. And sometimes they got trapped near shore with their sails flapping. Boats daring a port tack start sometimes leapt out front. Boats clearing the top end of the line on starboard tack as the starting bell rung sometimes were first to the windward mark, sometimes not. Dick Reinke, relatively new to sailing the Soling but an experienced EC-12 skipper, commented that the Soling is a handful in the strong breeze, completely different than in normal winds.
Four EC-12’s sailed. I believe 5 Micro Magic’s sailed and Carl said the weeds were not too much of a problem except for Doc’s weed-magnet boat.
The annual meeting will be held on Thursday January 17 2019 at Duffy’s in the upstairs room. Cocktails at 6:00, order Dinner at 7:00. Standard 20% gratuity added to group dinners that are billed individually. Address is: 11588 U.S. Hwy 1 N, North Palm Beach, FL 33408. Last year we voted to move the meeting to after most of the snowbird skippers who sail with us could participate and now it is happening. This is the meeting where the Vice Commodore moves up to Commodore for two Years and I get to be the past Commodore. Earnan will be a great commodore. We need a volunteer to be the next Vice. Or nominations.
Let me know if you would like something on the agenda. Also let me know if you are going to attend.
George Balaschak, Commodore PBGMYS