Penguin (7 boats) (top)
Series Standing - 7 races scored
is provisional and subject to modification
Regatta results last updated: Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:00:30 AM CDT
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- Scoring System is RRS Low Point 2013-2016
- Finishes in [brackets] denote throwouts
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We had a beautiful day on the Potomac for the Penguin Fleet #1 Penso Frostbite, sailed in conjunction with the PRSA Spring Regatta. After a failed negotiation to sail in the cove, the race committee set up a course on the river, just outside the cove. Amy Krafft was waylaid with a hand injury, but 6 boats made it out for the 7 race series.. The wind started out a little east of south, but over the course of the day moved right, necessitating a competitor conducted course change, as the windward leg had become a fetch by race 4. The Penguins outnumbered the Lasers (6 to 4), a first in recent memory. The two lap windward leeward course kept things interesting. The incoming tide for the first half of the races, and right tending breeze seemed to slightly favor the right side of the course. After the current switched, it was important to properly estimate the laylines, as there was a small amount of current push. The breeze was enough for the two man boats to have both crew to windward, but not necessarily on the rail. Stewart Allan traded helm time with his dad, Scott. Dylan Wagner, crewing for his dad, Will, ended up tied for third, but loosing the tie breaker. John Majane and Hank Krafft sailed solo.
Bill Lawson, sailing with his wife Colette, pointed out that in this 75th Anniversary year of the Class Championship, that Krafft and Lawson Penguins were still competing on the Potomac, a tradition that started back in 1941.
PRSA hosted a picnic after the racing, which was a perfect ending to a pleasant day of sailing.