Saturday February 9th at lake Catherine saw shifty winds out of the North between 7-10 knots on the lake. Wind forecast called for 7-14 but buildings and trees prevent those maximum wind on the water. "A'' sails were the order of the day. Allen Perkins jumped out to an impressive start, winning race after race after races. Lunch was a blast with a variety to choose from: "No Bull" chilli, pizza, hot dogs, coffee, fruits, and all the desserts you can eat. At the end of Saturday racing Allen lead the way followed by Jon Luscomb, Earnan Scavella, Chuck Millican, Joe Walter and George top the 6 competitors on the list.
A nice gathering of skippers and wives met at Duffy's for dinner and had a great time.
Sunday rolled in stronger winds out from the ENE at about 8-15 knots on the lake. Racing got off to an earlier start. All the skippers were prepared and ready to go. Strong wind gusts presented challenging time for skipper to maintain great control of their boats. Some missing of marks and collisions, rigging down and losing control was seen. After all the challenges and battling for a finishing position the top five finishers were:
Allen Perkins 1st,
Jon Luscomb 2nd,
Earnan Scavella 3rd,
Chuck Millican 4th
Bill Newman 5th.
Thanks so much for a wonderful job by the members and wives year after year supporting our Valentin's Day Regatta.
RD: Bob Greer
Score keepers: John Biles,Ken, Gail,
Line watchers: Chris, Karen and Joe
Party host/regatta equipment/coffee man/competitor: Chester
Food preparer/organisers: Kelly, Karen, Ann, & Mrs Ruschak
Park permit: Ed
Trophies: Jon Luscomb & Chester Brewer
Rescuer: Carl Ring