First Sail 2021

January 29, 2021
The First Sail of 2021 - Words by Race Committee Chair Bob Stevens, Pictures by UseppaGin - Wow, what a lovely lunch and, after it, a very nice sail.  January 23rd was a perfect day on the water, and the socially distanced Bill’s Grille.  The first Bill’s Grille of the season was just a delight, and our thanks to the crew for a fine job on our behalf. After lunch four races were run; Ed King, with Kim Lockhart as his crew aboard Coot (U38), won all of them.  PurrFect (U4), sailed by Mark Smith, and with Duncan Rowley crewing, finished in second place in the first two races, and third in the third race.  Brian McColgan, with Mary aboard as crew, sailed Oh Happy Daze! (U85) to second place in the third race, and third place in both the second and in the last race.  Amrita (U2) was out, skippered by Heath Wilder and crewed by Steve Acuff, who managed a second place finish in the final race, and a third place in the first race.  Sydney Stevens was aboard Snooper as the timer, and Ginny Amsler came along to preserve the afternoon in pictures.  Mike Albert volunteered to come out to help with the marks, and had Gary Alderman aboard as his crew, They did a perfect job moving the windward mark for the fleet.  All in, a nice time for me out on the water on a simply lovely day. A fine kick off for our sailing this year.