report by Sheree Wilson - Little Rascal Fall Series 2018 was fairly typical of lake sailing. Day one, NO wind...but a lot of sailors playing in the water, chatting and having cocktails. The weather was outstanding and the water was warm.
Two weeks later was Fall Series 2, with the forecast of wind in the afternoon. Race Committee had already warned us that we were going to hold out and wait for wind as long as possible. So, we waited and waited, then just as predicted the wind came up and the racing began! We got off two races thanks to Clay Ostrom, our amazing race committee. “A” fleet had a good showing with more boats than the B fleet... a rare occurrence. Winsornaut, in “B” fleet experienced some breakage and headed back to the dock just prior to the beginning of the race. The rest of the fleet sailed on and had two really exciting races.
This last weekend we wrapped up the Fall Series with some very nice weather a little bit of rain/drizzle a nice little breeze and a lot of great sailing. The big surprise was that Nohri the beautiful J92, in A fleet, showed up for the race! Skipper Larry Folsom along with his amazing crew haven’t sailed with us in forever, so it was GREAT to have them back! Also in A Fleet for their first time in a Series was the Tartan "Gammon"! Welcome!
And FYI - out of five races in the Fall Series, in “B” fleet Little Rascal finished first in all five. Can’t help it... I had to toot our own horn a little bit. :) Final results for both fleets are at the end of the blog. Lots of fun all 'round!
Checkout the facebook report below from Tim (Lake Mead Tim) on the Santana 20:
"At the end of race three last Saturday, my boat had a man overboard event. Crew's vest inflated and he was very quickly grabbed by a helpful citizen on a wave runner. We didn't think we could get him back on board our boat or the committee boat. Crew asked to be taken to the beach, and it turns out those folks drove him back to the Marina. Clay ran me in to the visitor dock, and I eventually found our crew. He seemed okay, did not appear to be shaken up too much. Good work from everyone, and a reminder to wear your pfd."
Checkout The Race Results HERE