Thursday, June 27, 2013

PHRF 3 has a strong start to the season in Good Neighbours Series 1 & 2

PHRF 3 is the largest fleet of club racers on Lac St. Louis. The Good Neighbours series of evening races for BYC and PCYC are where we do most of our racing. Hooray, the season has begun!

On Tuesday evenings, Series 1, saw 16 boats on the water at one point or another. Individual races would see between 9 and 14 boats competing, an average of 11 per race. The Thursday series typically see a smaller fleet. This was the case for this series too: 13 boats in total with an average of 7 per race.

A lot of boats did not compete in a race here or there. That is not surprising in spring as boats are still being worked on, and the summer schedules and rhythms of racers are still falling in place.

Flags will be awarded to the same competitors for both Series 1 on Tuesdays and Series 2 on Thursdays. Kudos to Mike Anderson and crew on Yin & Yang who took 1st overall in both series! 2nd and 3rd overall in both series were traded by Blue Moon and Encore Une Fois. Possibly Beaconsfield YC's most talented sailor, Jin Frati and crew took a 2nd for the Tuesday series and a 3rd for the Thursday series despite missing races in each series! John Linton's crew on the Tanzer 22 Encore Une Fois broke into the huge school of Sharks sailing in this fleet.

All in all, the spring series generally shows the promise of summer as we shake out the cobwebs, and get racing! The next Tuesday and Thursday series of evening racing marks summer. These series have already begun with a race each, and the competition should be heating up!