J105 Summer Regatta 2016

The RCYC was host to the J105 Summer Regatta over the weekend of July 23 & 24.

Thirteen (13) boats from the Fleet 4 Lake Ontario participated in what proved to be one of the best Regattas of the Summer. The weather was perfect - sunny  and hot on Saturday with winds out of a shifty south west 10 to 12 knots. Then Sunday saw the winds shift to the east at 12 to 15 knots under the relief of cloudy skies.

The RCYC RC did an awesome job especially Saturday with 4 races pulled off while dealing with several course changes. Sunday followed with an early start at 10:30 and then 3 quick races finishing at 2:00. There were no general recalls, no black flags and only a few individual recalls.

Racing was close with photo perfect starts and big clusters of boats at the windward mark - one design racing at its best.

At the end of DAY ONE - Mandate was in the lead with 3 bullets and a 6th for a total of 9 points, followed by Starcross with 17 points and The Usual Suspects with 19 points.

The BBQ was on the lagoon lawn in the much needed shade of Club's huge maples and a cooling breeze off the harbour. The BBQ featured Chipotle Chicken, Thai Salad, Crisp Green Bean Salad, Baked Potato with Sour Cream & Chives and sliced fruit for desert.

The participates were entertained by the Fleet's favourite - the reggae legend - Errol Blackwood and his Band.

DAY TWO continued to see close one design racing - and while Mandate continued to hold the lead and Starcross second - the Usual Suspects were pushed out of third by Jamaica Me Crazy who won the place by 1 point. Photos of the winning teams have been posted under the photo tab above.

In the tradition of the J105 Fleet all crew members of the winning boats received a prize - with first receiving RCYC Hats, second RCYC Sunglasses and third RCYC water bottles.

It was an amazing regatta where the weather combined with solid RC work to produce some of the best racing of the season.

Respectfully submitted by Doug Bullock, J105 Fleet Captain.

 

 

 

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