Lake Sunapee Regatta

by laserd7

Thanks to Peter Seidenberg for this report on the Lake Sunapee Regatta on Saturday 16 June…

The lake was flat like a mirror when the sailors arrived around 9:30 A.M. and remained so until 12:30 when the air started to move out of the west end of the lake, below Mt. Sunapee. The on-shore postponement was lifted, and the 18 boats were launched, only to wait on the water another hour for the wind to stabilize.

Racing commenced at 1:30 on a short windward-leeward course, once around, start and finish in the middle. The wind remained light, about 5 knts, with huge oscillations and plenty of holes for the next two races on the same course. The course for race #4, in strengthening wind, was wwd-lwd twice around. The wind continued to strengthen and, by 3:00 P.M., it exceeded 12 knts, causing the RC to give us two final races on an Olympic course, for a total number of 6.

A Hotdog/Hamburger BBQ was followed by prize giving during which local sailor, Nat Cook, was congratulated to his 35th birthday and officially welcomed, by Dave Frazier, to the Masters division.

The top five finishes were:
1. Peter Follensbee, 5 Pts.
2. Peter Seidenberg, 17 Pts.
3. Phil King, 24 Pts.
4. Jim DaSilva, 26 Pts.
5. Mark Nowakowski, 34 Pts.

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