Our club held a superb regatta this past weekend. The Valentine’s Regatta weekend started Friday night with a party at Chester and Libby’s. Guitar picking and singing by Rich Mojica joined by Jon playing his mandolin was a treat. Lots of snacks, food and drink and good conversation.
Saturday morning the wind was SE and a two and a half lap course was set. Nineteen EC-12 skippers divided into two fleets sailing in the Progression-Relegation fleet management system made for 11 or 12 of the big boats on the starting line. At the end of Saturday’s races Earnan was in first place. However on Sunday the perennial front runner Alan Perkins prevailed. You can check out the results at: http://ec12.org/disc/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2089
A big THANK YOU to Race Director Chester, Chief Scorekeeper John Biles, Jon the Chief No Bull Chili maker, Ann Gelina for the banana bread and caramel chocolate gooey goodies, and all who helped make the Valentines Regatta such a fun event, especially the ladies who made sure we did not go hungry. The heart shaped bamboo cutting board trophies made by Jon were a big hit.
The South Florida Model Sailing Club is hosting a regatta for the Dragons; dragon force 65 on Sat and Dragon Flite 95 on Sunday Feb 18, next Sunday. I am planning to sail in the DF95 event on Sunday to see what it is all about with this fast growing class. In less than two years the class has grown to be third largest in the AMYA. The largest class, Soling 1M have720 boats registered to AMYA members, EC-12 has 352, and Dragon Flite has 344. If you are interested in going with me to race or watch let me know.
The ALL FLORIDA one day regatta for soling 1M is to be held in Sebring on March 24,2018. Member clubs send two skippers to compete for the best Club and individual trophies. PBGMYS pays the $70 entry fee for our two skippers. The NOR is attached. I have been a couple times and it is a fun day sailing from an island in the pond with skippers from around the state. If you would like to represent PBGMYS at this event let me know.
George Balaschak, Commodore PBGMYS