Monday, June 18, 2007

Nepean One Design 2007

Me, with Tom Shenstone on the right.

Just got back from sailing with the Tanzer 22 fleet at the Nepean One Design Regatta in Ottawa. I did foredeck for Tom Shenstone on #363, Tantramar. The wind would not stick Saturday morning, so the fleets all went back to harbour. The 5O5 fleet did get one race in. A wind developed along the shore as the land heated up. Unfortunately, it did not fill in across the possible race courses. So, we had to settle for cool, frosty beers on the club deck. It was a little torturous for some watching the wind try to fill in from the clubhouse, but the Nepean Sailing Club's 2nd level deck is a nice place to be eating. drinking, and hanging out with sailing buddies. Sunday, the race committee managed to get a lot of racing in, with wind that was always there, though a few wild shifts were enough to challenge the racers and race committees alike. Tom, Claire, and myself managed a couple of third places in the Tanzer 22 fleet which we were happy with. Several Montreal Sharkies went up as well. Megalo Don, Blue Heron, and Ketchup, as well as some Fireballers. The NOD is like a ritual marking the beginning of the summer racing scene - always a good time.