Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sharks at CNDM One Design Regatta: Day One

Wow, what a day. The CNDM One Design race had plenty of challenging wind. The velocity was fairly high, went up and down constantly, was puffy, gusty, and full of dangerous holes. Of course that kind of wind constantly shifted as well, so it was crazy at times trying to stay on top of it all. VO2 Max is sailing super well with plenty of bullets after the first day, so they have to be in first place. Kudos to Toy-Yot which is also having a great regatta, getting some of their best results  as a Shark team. Paul Baehr's team is also hot sailing with higher results the pay off. They are in the hunt for podium positions.

CNDM is one of the most beautiful venues in Montreal sailing with a great view of the harbour, lake, and sunsets from Adirondack chairs in the garden, or from the social party happening in the big gazebo where the free beer was getting passed around very quickly. Supper was a very tasty meal, and a social event. Bill Lyman made not one, but two well received speeches, and got a standing ovation for the CNDM folk.

We sailed five races in hot sun and big breeze, so the crews were pretty thirsty and exhausted when we returned to harbour and partying. Tomorrow, we are expecting more of the same kind of action.