Sailboat racing comes in all shapes and sizes. For some folks only Windward/Leeward courses, mark boats and a scored series will do. For others, the camaraderie of deciding the course with Rob at the picnic table followed by a casual evening wandering around the Bay with friends, making the boat go faster and your life go slower, is exactly the right mixture. The big change for this year is that the picnic table is now across the street from the yard office near the C-dock ramp. Other than that, the meeting to decide the course is still at 5 PM, Rob starts the race off the orange buoy near the entrance to Boat Haven at 6, and the fun never ends.
If you’re looking to give racing your boat a try, or would like to crew some evening, stop by the 5 PM foolishness at the picnic table and introduce yourself.
And watch out for the CAL 33 with the heart painted on the bow. On a windy night it’s pretty hard to keep up with Ed Barcott and PACEMAKER’s pace.