Friday, June 16, 2006

Lake of Two-Mountains « Wednesday nights series » 2006

Here is another of Pierre Marois' excellent reports. Thanks to Pierre, I'm already looking forward to when LTM and LSL boats meet!

Race 2 -– June 14th

35 boats gathered in front of Oka for the second race of the LTM Wednesday nights series. Before the start, winds where very light and from various directions! The HYC race committee (Bill Hansen and Pat Patterson) had the good sense to delay the starts until the wind settled from the N-E at 5 to 8 knots.

In the 3&WS fleet, 15 Tanzer 22's were racing against Tanzer 26 and 7.5, Sharks and Mirage 24. Patrice Delhaes'’s T22 Turbo won the start at the starboard end of the line and lead at all the marks for an easy victory in front of 11 other T22. He was followed by Pierre Marois'’s Coquine, Chris Campbell'’s Shigawac, Trevor Collins's Penny Wise and Michel Ouellet'’s Tohu Bohu.

In the 1&2 fleet, Allan Gray'’s Etchells Slim once again romped the fleet winning by 2 and a half minutes over second place Scott Lawrence'’s Etchells Quill. Sherlock, Cork Winter'’s J27 was third, Dave Cobbett'’s J24 High Strung was fourth and Daniel Godin'’s Niagara 26 Wotan finished fifth. It was good to see 5 Niagara 26's out racing that night and battling for the win in the PHRF 2 class.

The third race of the series is scheduled next Wednesday night in front of HYC.