We paired up boats into 4 teams.
- Seahawk & M&M (Team Pink 2)
- God Speed & Rosebud ( Team Green )
- Querida & Loblolly (Team Pink 1)
- Chang Mia & Brenda Gail (Team Blue)
Each team had to race to the Bouy 3, pass a noodle from boat-to-boat and race back to the finish line. Also during the race, each boat had to pull one of their sails down for 10 minutes.
The race started with great wind out of the northeast at a 8-10 knots. The fleet headed up the lake with all boats sailing fast. From the race committee's view, the boats looked close together. The wind up the lake was starting to lay down a bit. This brought the fleet together at the turn.
The wind started to come and go so this spread out the fleet on the return trip. Half of the boats were flying spinnakers the other we're wing-on-wing. With the fickle winds, it was a show of the haves and the have nots. The teams were trying to encourage each other as best possible.
As the wind died, some of the boats decided to call it a day. To win, both boats on a team had to finish. As Rose Bud was finishing, God Speed was calling it a day. Next to finish was Seahawk, followed closely behind was Brenda Gail. Team Journey (boat is so big it counted a 2 boats) finished next. By this time we had been racing for over 4 hours and most of the teams had folded. M&M was steaming toward to finish line at maybe a knot. Seahawk was cheering for them as the come across the line.
So to wrap it all up, the winning team was Team Pink 2, Seahawk/ M&M . Great racing Pink 2.
Thanks again for coming out and also it was nice to have the sea scouts sailing with us.