Before I report on our regatta I wanted to give a big thanks to Bruce Van Deventer for organizing the chase boat and to Brian Watkins and CYC Seattle for opening the club for us. Also a welcome and Thanks to Krysia Pohl for joining the fleet and taking on the roll of fleet Captain.
Now onto the sailing, this year’s Turkey Bowl was attended by ten 505’s, with Port Townsend sending two boats and eight from Seattle. The forecast was for strong southerlies and this came true with winds in averaging 20 knots, and some gusts around 30 in the late afternoon. Four races were held with rabbit starts with the good fun had by all and a few capsizes. After racing we held a debrief and annual meeting at CYC, with Fish and Chips supplied by the Watery Tart’s (Annie and Chris). Sadly a few boats had some rigging issues that kept them off the water on Sunday.
Sunday’s forecast was for building breeze and rain; however this was delayed enough for six boats to get out on the water and have four more races with Buchans and Fritz & Scott trading firsts in the 8-12 knot Southeast breeze, before the wind shifted farther to the East, signaling it was time to head in.
Thanks to everyone that turned out for the weekend, and again to Bruce and CYC. The 2013 Schedule was discussed and will be finalized soon. A reminder to those west coast boats planning on racing in the Barbados worlds, please contact Paul Von Grey get your deposit in to secure a spot in the container.
Thank you and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
Photos courtesy of Bruce Van Deventer: