Thursday, September 21, 2006

Still some great racing this weekend

Yes, fall is here, but the sailing is great, and the season isn't over yet, Have a look at the Montreal Sailing calendar to the left, and you'll see there are plenty of events. The Turkey Bowl is a fun event, that I haven't done before, but this year I will serve on the Race Committee. It is a white sail race using PHRF handicaps and a single start. The course will be using SLVYRA marks and possibly drop marks to criss-cross Lac St. Louis. TURKEYS are raffled off to the competitors who get a higher number of raffle tickets corresponding with their placing in the competition. Even those who score a DNS or DNF get a ticket. Hot turkey sandwiches will be offered by BYC after the event. The gun is at 1:00 pm on Saturday.

Also this week end is the Mondial Tanzer 26, a one design event that is sure to provide the most exciting racing of the week end. Pierre Marois wrote an excellent piece on it for Montreal Sailing which you can find by clicking on the July 2006 archive. This year it is sponsored by Mount Gay Rum. Ahh, beautiful fall sailing, then a hot turkey sandwich at BYC, or a hot rum toddy at CVL... life's good!

Sunday marks the last two races of the Good Neighbour Series C, so there will be some hot sailing there by those trying to get a flag for the series. CNDM, CVMO and BDYC all have club racing, and the Solings have a one design race scheduled that is part of a series! Montreal Sailing would love to hear about that if anyone is in the know.