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Today was a beautiful day for sail boat racing albeit cold. Sadly only half of the members of the club were in attendance. However in the half that made it we had an even split with 7 t37’s and 7 Dragons which is a bit unusual but very gratifying to see. The t37 class has been building slowly but in a very strong manner that I think has durability. Those who made it today know I had a great day, my best ever. The wins in the dragons were much more evenly distributed with great racing. The wind varied from ferocious to almost dead calm, many boats did some some bow dancing especially on the downwind legs. Today’s weather was a bit more frost bity than mid fall and some sailors were caught off guard temperature wise, the wind had a definite bite. So today wrapped up our summer series for what we could do around the covid problem. We have one more scheduled event on Sat nov 7th noon at tualatin commons for a season finale funsail I hope to see everyone there for some casual sailing and racing. We are on the look out for a meeting place for mid January (no date picked yet) that can handle 20 members with proper six foot distancing, space needs 4walls lighting and a restroom, food is not mandatory but maybe preferred. I am open to all suggestions, I have one maybe in NE pdx Stan will be checking on Elmers Delta Park other than that it is an open plate. So start your repairs and improvements and we’ll put together another great frostbite series for next year. Thanks Gary
Today was the perfect example of why we went to a rain or shine format. We had very light sprinkles early then nice weather with the best wind since February. Approximately 20 sailors missed out on the best wind and weather we have in a long time. 8 of us showed up and did a lot of practice races that were two laps each. Dave Anderson brought a recently completed CJ that is beautiful and sailed very well, and we had more T37’s on the water than any other class, maybe a new trend is starting. The wind was very nearly consistent out of the SW at up to 10 mph great sailing. The last scheduled race event for the season is coming up in two weeks on Sunday the 25th of oct. 12 noon just like we have been doing since we got back to it this summer. Sorry Patrick I don’t think anyone got any club pictures but Nathan’s friend took a camera full maybe we can work those around to you for face book. Till the 25th Gary
We had a beautiful day with better than average winds. We had 8 Dragons and 6 T37’s in attendance as well as Steve from Longview he had his Eclipse up and sailing beautifully. Thank you Patrick E. for handling the scoring and calling the line again it is a huge help but we’ll get you racing again soon. Thanks Larry for helping the new guys get their Dragons up and running, Larry is also sending Peter a rules/ tuning guide for the dragons and when it gets to Peter it will land on the website (note it is on the DF65 page). Also for anyone that did not know Larry is the new Dragon Fleet Captain. Peter also did a fantastic job of putting a new flyer together so we can hopefully attract some new blood I have one up and active in Tammies Hobbies in Beaverton and Dave Anderson is going to try to post one in a hobby shop in Oregon City. Thanks to those who helped set up and pull buoys it is really appreciated. The next event is a fun sail Saturday the 10th of oct watch for the usual announcement. thanks for coming out – Gary
While we won’t normally have fun sail makeups it was a beautiful day with very good attendance. Most of the regulars were in attendance as well as two new prospects from Longview Steve and his friend have a couple Eclipse Rages sadly mechanical issues prevented us from seeing them on the water. Rodger is the new owner of T37 #624 and he has posted # 625 on the web for sale, it has all the new upgrades for the sheeting system and sails pretty well. DF #46 has a new owner as well Nathan came and brought a friend he did very well for someone starting out. all in all a very nice day on the pond. This coming Sunday the 27th of September is our next race day. I hope everyone got all their adjustments done yesterday because it will be all business next Sunday. I will send out the usual announcement on Thurs am. Till then stay safe. Gary
Saturday turned out to be a very nice day for being outside enjoying the weather. The winds were generally good with some great freshets and the usual lulls in the most critical moments. A couple of buy standers were given an opportunity to try out the t37s for the first time and showed some real interest in what was going on and both either have or have had real boats in their lives. they seemed to really have fun with the RC versions. Next event is on sunday August 23rd it will be our second points race of the season and boy do I need a lot of practice. Tune your boats up we’ll see you then. P.S. Dan Benny could use some help getting his dragon rebound and up for the race if anyone has some time or is willing to help drop me a note and I will get you in touch. Gary
We had a beautiful race day today at Tualatin commons with an awesome turnout. Finally had one more Dragon than t37 but still a really strong showing from both classes. Competition was keen as was evident by the high number of restarts due to half the fleet over early and both fleets were equally guilty. Patrick Estenes sacrificed a day of racing and called the line and recorded the results giving everyone else the chance to sail w/o encumbrances. Dan finally got his Dragon in the water and identified some more issues to be corrected. Curt sailed a loaner t37 as his boats power initiator failed at the very beginning. Curt is abdicating his position as Dragon fleet Capt. so we need someone else to step up and take on that position. It is mostly someone who is familiar with the class and willing to assist new members with technical issues and maybe help keep us abreast of issues related with the class. A new face appeared today, Mike brought a dragon and got initiated today we hope to see him at the next fun sail Saturday sept the 12th at Tualatin. Good times see you all in a couple weeks on the 12th Gary
Series #1 Races for DF65s and T37s. A steady and some times gusty northerly wind provided for 2 lap races and some submarining by the boats!!! Race finishes were close and competitive. We finished up just as it was getting hot!! Even had a Footy on the water!!Next event is a Fun Sail on August 8th at noon at Tualatin Commons.
So we had 14 sailors show up for some very pleasant sailing with erratic wind. A couple races were nearly completed with full wind start to finish but it was rare. One of the power boat squadron showed up and sailed my loaner t37 and she won the race for the t37 class. Dave Anderson’s boat suffered a rudder failure after a collision so the tug was deployed a gentleman was sailing a soling from the other side of the pond and did quite well until he also had a rudder issue and the tug was again deployed. I lost the hatch off my Racing Sparrow so back into the shop it goes. Next event is July26th Sunday and will be a points race for what is left of our summer series. Stan will be handling the marks and whatnot so if someone can show a little early and help with the set up that will be much appreciated. Racing starts at NOON. Stewart and friends came down from White Salmon again to sail with us. All in all a nice day at the pond.. gary