Fleet 81 Championship Series Update

Update for racing August 26:
Great racing out on the lake last night, Allan and Patty set up a nice long course to the weather mark and a quick turn around from leeward to the finish.  The Kersh's found pressure on the left side on the first race and ran away to the finish, while in the second race the Schroeder's took off on Port tack at the start and found some really decent wind that gave them a nice easy bullet.  The last race was a squeaker at the finish with the Schroeder's taking the bullet, while Jeff and I got in by inches for second and the Kersh's getting the third spot.  Glen and Bill were out also getting a second in the first race, races were pretty tight with a westerly wind that was 8-10 with some twelvish gusts.  Next week is the final of the Fleet Champ series, Jeff and I have committee and look forward to seeing some tight racing.
Update for racing August 19:

Another pretty good night of racing, Ron and Michelle gave us a course just southeast of the club due to the wind coming out of the west.  When the winds weren't gusting it was coming in around 6 kts but the gusts were around 10 and boats could make up some serious ground pretty quickly.  And that is what is so challenging with sailing sometimes(all the time?) the constant changing of the wind and even on a short course like we mostly sail on.  A couple times heading downwind we were doing all right but a boat just 3 feet a way made big gains of multiple boat lengths in matter of seconds. Doh! 

There were big shifts early on but then mellowed toward the end of the evening.  Lots of consistency for Glen once he got past the first race, and the Kersh's did a swell job with 3 bullets, Allan and Patty got the last bullet beating Glen to the finish line, and it was up and down with the other boats.  Allan and Patty are our committee this week with Jeff and I finishing off the series the following week in September.

Current Fleet Championship Standings

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