August Regatta Recap

IMGP1324Oak Hollow Sailing Club held its August 2016 Regatta on Saturday, August 20th, with 30 members present for the event.

Race Committee PRO was handled by Tom Kirkman, with RC volunteers Gary Gooden, Les Eger, Art Hudgins, Mike DuPont, and Orin Sadler.  Thank you gentlemen for organizing us, setting the course, and handling the scoring.

It was a very light wind day, with the forecast for winds to improve slightly by noon. The first race was scheduled for about 11:45 a.m., with 11 boats headed out for the start. Two captains elected not to start the race due to the very light air, with nine others making the decision to start.  Unfortunately, the forecast for improved winds did not happen, and only six boats were able to complete the course, with three DNF’s.  Congratulations to the top three captains and their crew who managed to get the most out of the little wind that we had: after handicap scoring was calculated (Beaufort 1 winds) Dan Shuee and Anthony Paraino finished first, Roger Bates was second, and there was a tie for third between Gene Eldred (crew Ben) and Mike Vitamvas (crew Gail). As winds had died to below 1 knot, further races were abandoned.  Thanks to RC for towing in a few of our boats to get them out of the doldrums.

Handicap scoring and final race results are HERE.