Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sailweek's Final Showdown Today

File photo probably by Heather Deeks.

Light winds may help others harpoon and rein in leading Sharks in today's finale.

The Annual Regatta for the Beaconsfield Yacht Club is today. It caps Sailweek, the most intensive week of sailing on Lac St. Louis. 3 races will be held this afternoon, with the warning gun blasting at 13:00h.

In the PHRF 3 category there is a very exciting finale about to go down. Anyone of 4 teams could take the title of Champs. Nuisance is at the top of the leaderboard, but leading by a mere point with 8 in total. Tied at 2nd and 3rd place are Ketchup and Sudden Impulse. Then, only one more mere point behind is Blue Moon in 4th. Wow, that's tighter than a jib halyard in a big blow! Next is our own Team Ambitious in 5th overall, but there is a large point spread. We will be doing our best to stay ahead of Gray Phantom which bested us in one race and has been only one place behind in every other race.

All of these Shark Class boats including others such as Isurus, Love Bites, and Crescendo will be having a hard time today fending off the Tanzer 22 Encore Une Fois. Very light winds are expected, and that should favour the Tanzer 22 with its huge masthead spinnaker. So, all up and down the rankings there will be some major battles to take or hold positions. With light air, it could be a day of patience, mastery, or misery!