PRSA Presidentís Cup
The West River Annual wrap up cited the excellent conditions and race committee work and suggested that it doesnít pay to skip regattas based on history. The five sailing teams who embraced that advice, ignored history and showed for the Presidentís Cup at the Washington sailing marina on September 8th were rewarded with a 9 to 14k southerly, a square starting line, short (and I mean Tyaskin short) courses and very competitive racing. Some of the sailing was much closer than the scores would indicate. In some of the finishes inches separated victory from defeat. Mark roundings were tight and good boat handling a must for success in these conditions.
And, this is the last time weíll give good advice to Charlie Krafft. (Read the West River summary) He took the advice and was wicked fast and with big boat refugee Amanda Warton as crew showed us all how to handle a Penguin in the shifty, puffy conditions.
Scott Williamson sailed alone and is getting so good without crew that we should all despair of the result when he finally does recruit someone. Super boat handling and always smart sailing from this new Penguin sailor.
Ed Lutz once again recruited Arianne Dalton and proved very competitive in the tricky conditions.
When one crew isnít enough just take two. Bob McMichael kept his son Andrew and friend Sam Gates busy for three of the races. A great introduction to the Penguin and probably just the right amount of sailing. Bring em back Bob.
The next regatta is October 21st at Severn Sailing Association. This should be another outstanding regatta.
R.C.Chair: Jim Graham
11 Sep, '07, 06:58
St. Pete Scorer