Thanks to all that participated in the 2013 There and Back Avalon Regatta this past weekend. On Saturday we all had to endure a painfully slow start and finish but the run across in 10-12 knots of wind made up for all of the foundering around!
The dinner and awards at Antonio's Pizzeria was fun, the beer was cold and the food was good. Maybe next year they can get our reservations right???
The race home on Sunday was again started under light conditions which continued well into the afternoon. For the three boats that continued to race the winds finally filled in around 16:00 or so and they had a real race to Queen's Gate. Mille Onde carried the lead until the last mile or so when Indigo, who had just recently passed Puddle Jumper, came sliding by and to the victory. For those who disparage the PHRF ratings, for three boats so dissimilar to have finished a race from Avalon to Long Beach within 15 minutes of each other speaks volumes.
Congratulations to the following winners:
Outbound Race - Puddle Jumper - Spin and Willow Wind - Non-spin
Inbound Race - Indigo - Spin
Overall Series - Puddle Jumper - Spin and Willow Wind - Non-spin
All of the results are posted under the Club Race tab.