This coming weekend is the Annual Fish Fry. If you plan on coming please respond to the Evite that was sent out last week. We need a head count for food purchase and the long range forecast looks great.
This past weekend was the BillyTees Bluenose Race 2013. This week I will be entering all the information that was collected over the race and will have it ready for next weekend. This race is a story in itself but there are stories within the story. Such as parts of motors falling overboard, going into irons at the start, running aground, going around the mark twice, having wind speed of . . ., not giving up and so many more.
Laura and I personally want to thank each and every one
of you that participated in this race. My dad, Bill, had a great time watching all the racing and had good laughs at the smack talk and talked about the original days of the race. We are honored that you all participated and were determined to finish the race no matter what time it was.
Below are some of the highlights of the race.
45 total mile race
12 boats started the race, 1st boat off at 9 am
9 boats finished the race, last boat came across at 11:24 pm
1st place = Eddie on Tenacious total time of 7 hrs 14 minutes plus he did this race single handed!!!!!!
2nd place = Gerd and Tim on Rosebud total time of 7 hrs
3rd place = Christian and Marcelo on Journey total time 8 hrs 10 minutes
wind speed at the start was around 7 to 7.5
wind at 1 pm was 7 to 11
wind at 4 pm was 9.5
wind at 5 pm was 9
rain showers started around 6:30 pm with some strong
gusts and light winds and were a hit and miss until the end of the race
Overall the winds held for most of the day unlike last
year and made this race about 3 hrs faster than last year.
There were around 500 pics taken during the race and will try and get some posted on the site and the steele creek fb page for everyone to see.
Hope to see you all next week at the Fish Fry
Sept 28th = Fish Fry
Oct 5th = Fun Race
Oct 12th = Annapolis Boat Show
Oct 19th = Hot Dog Race
Oct 26th = Halloween Party
2013 SCYC Commodore