Thursday, June 22, 2006

Lake of Two-Mountains « Wednesday nights series » 2006

Here is another report from Pierre Marois about LDM racing. I'm really enjoying where the rivalries and competitions are heating up!

Race 3 -– June 21st

The course for this third race was supposed to be set in front of the HYC to accommodate boats from CNDM and CVMO. Unfortunately, the winds where light and from the south and with these conditions it is very difficult to set up a course in this narrow part of the lake. The HYC race committee (Pat Patterson and Kevin) chose instead to come nearer to CVL and bring the fleet another mile up the lake. They delayed the start to give more time to some late boats and then reset their course with the help of CVL'’s Patrick Perreault. The wind at the start was from the south at 10 knots but lightened throughout the race and died completely by the time the mid-fleet boat where finishing. This left a good part of the fleet outside the 30 minutes time limit and 18 of the 38 boats had to score a DNF.

In the 3&WS fleet, the Tanzer 22's were again out in force. 15 of them were racing against a Tanzer 7.5, C+C 25 and Grampian 26. The CVL'’s Twins (Coquine and Turbo) battled from the start and match raced to the finish. This time it was Pierre Marois'’s Coquine's turn to win by 2 boat lengths in front of Patrice Delhaes'’s Turbo. They where followed by Ken Hodgson'’s Sloop du Jour, Chris Campbell'’s Shigawac and Michel Ouellet'’s Tohu Bohu.

In the 1&2 fleet, the HYC Etchells had a match race of their own with Allan Gray'’s Slim winning by a minute over Scott Lawrence'’s Quill. Varmint, Cyrille Vittecoq'’s J24 was third, Pham The Trinh'’s J27 Top Gun was fourth and Dave Cobbett'’s J24 High Strung finished fifth.

The fourth and last race of the series is scheduled next Wednesday night in front of HYC.