Weekend events for August 17 and 18

This weekend’s events get an early start on Thursday night. Our Family Fleet Captain Dave will have Sunfish out for impromptu racing and fun, with all other boats invited. The last time this pulled together, there were a couple Flying Scots in the mix.

On Saturday we get the Sunfish out again for Singlehander’s Race Day. All singlehanded boats are invited. No, this doesn’t mean you can sail your regular boat by yourself. We mean boats that are typically sailed singlehandedly, such as Sunfish, Lasers, Force 5s, or swanky new RS Aeros. I was thinking of bringing my sailing pram, but I don’t know that scheduling will allow for it. Expect to lend a hand with the Sunfish around 9:30, skipper’s meeting at A-Dock at 10:00, and racing by 11:00.

Later in the evening we will be having a Full Moon Raft-Up. These generally get underway around 6:00 in No-Name Cove, just out from the Marina. First on site should drop anchor to get the party started. As always, if anyone wants to bring out the Committee Boat, the gill is ready to go.

The weather won’t be as nice this weekend as last weekend, but should be ok. For most days in the remainder of the week, we will see 30% chances of isolated showers and thunderstorms, typical of Summer afternoons. Keep an eye on the cloud formations, and a radar app if you have one. Quite often there will be no storms and great sailing. Temperatures will creep up through the week, peaking at 90ยบ on Sunday. Winds look good for Thursday night from ESE, an interesting and unusual direction for the lake. Saturday should see light WSW winds, and Sunday may be the best wind of the weekend, building to 8-14 knots from the SW.

Commodore Brian

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