Friday, August 15, 2008

Come Sail Away...

Last week, the whole family was in Pensacola, Florida for a week long sailing regatta. The format of the racing is the fleet is divided into 4 groups, A B C D. A round robin is sailed for the first 3 races, with each group sailing each other once (ex. A vs. B, C vs. D). Each group races twice on Mon, once on Tue., and then the cut is made, just less than half the numbers of entrants. In this regatta, the top 29 sail in the Championship Division, and 30 were in the Presidents division. 4 more races are sailed after the cut. Dan sailed with Ben and Danielle. Luke sailed on boat # 1, Beth and I were on a spectator boat everyday. The spectator boat was a J30 named HOOT. Team Red... Luke is the person in the middle. Below is HOOT. I am standing by the mast, Beth is on the bow.
Dan won race 2, division 2. This was the first time he won a race before the “cut” at a Nationals, and they had 3 top 10 finishes.
Finishing first!!! Team Red also won the Dave Valla Memorial trophy awarded to highest finishing boat with all family members. They finished the regatta in 15th place.

1 comment:

The Quilting Pirate said...

How fun!! I love to be on the water, but don't know anyone with a boat :)