RC Laser National Fee: $65
Max entrants: 30
Registration must be made by 2/23/2024. As of 9PM today, 1/6/24, the 30 places have been reserved. Please submit an email to MaryLee Cale at email@example.com to be placed on a Wait List.
Race Location: Mackle Park
1361 Andalusia Terrace
Marco Island, FL 34145
Rocky handily maintained his position as Skipper of the week. Winds were steady and towards the upper limits for the B sail.
Rocky rightly pointed out that a number of us are not respecting the rights of a boat on starboard tack and when an infraction occurs, not everyone is doing their 360 degree turns.
There were several occasions of boats bunching up at the first mark and this typically leads to more than a few infractions, especially when we are all straining to see our own boat at the mark.
Please be sure to read Don's update on the parking situation at the lake. The City has determined our weekly events are not "Special". Therefore, we must park at Mackle Park and carry our boats, sails, etc. to the Cale Sailing Center. Or we can park along the road but must be completely off the road. Again, see Don's note and accompanying information from the City.
After poor weather canceling Sailing last Sunday and lots of clouds and rain most of the week, Thursday turned out great sailing. Eight boats turned out including Joel's first sailing this season, and new skipper Lee sailing an RC Laser for the first time. And Dave was also with us for the first time this year. Unfortunately, the rudder servo in his boat needs to be replaced and he declined to sail other boats offered to him. He was feeling he has just adjusted to his boat and radio and he did not want to confuse is muscle memory with a strange boat.
Rocky started the session with an update on the March National Regatta. The regatta is full with 30 skippers already registered. The AMYA president has said he will attend and the RC Laser class secretary and his team will record the action at the finish line.
Rocky is also continuing to collect $30 club dues. If you have not paid up bring a check payable to MIMYC or cash next time you come to the Cale Model Yacht Sailing Center.
Sailing started with nice 8 MPH winds and as the day went on the winds got lighter and the lulls got more extreme. The last race with just three boats started after 3:30 and the winds were so calm at times the boats slowed to the point the rudder had no effect. It was a struggle to get the last boats back to the dock.
Check out the great picture Jane got of the Old Buzzards having fun.