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Fall Racing – From Mild to Wild!
One of the last events in the Fall season is the two-leg Round Penders single-handed race, this year on October 10-11. Despite dire warnings of big wind for Saturday’s race, and an ominous sky at the start line that morning (photo above), 11 intrepid skippers bravely set out in variable SE winds. By the time they were all safely docked at Port Browning that afternoon, they had battled 40-knot winds, gotten drenched, thoroughly tested out their bailing equipment, and in the case of one of our Flying Fifteens, recovered from a capsize. We hear there were many tales to tell at the pub that night!
In contrast, the September 27 Jack Langdon race (photo left) offered the 13-boat fleet sweet sailing conditions and sparkling sunshine, followed that evening by the Club’s annual Salmon BBQ and the eclipse of a “super moon”. Yep, when it comes to racing … fall has it all! (Photos by Silk Questo).
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