July Regatta

100_3136Oak Hollow Sailing Club held its July 2013 Regatta on Saturday, July 20th, with 20 members present, and 16 boats sailing. Race committee duties were handled by Chuck Eldred, Linda Marsh, John Fulcher, and Steve McLeod. Connie Sloan provided morning refreshments. Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen for your volunteer work!
Winds ranged from 4 to about 8 mph for all three races, with occasional higher gusts. Congratulations to Phil Andrews for winning all three races. Also, Michael Nordahl and Minnie had three top three finishes, and Tait and Leslie Humphries had two top three finishes. Andy and Kirsten Squint ran an excellent first race in their Hobie 18, finishing third. ( Just six seconds of handicap-adjusted time separated second, third and fourth places in Race 1).
Whitney DuPont, a rising high school senior at Northern High School in Greensboro, has made “learning to sail” her summer senior project, and she has had several training sessions this summer on a Sunfish with an instructor prior to today’s regatta. She bravely decided to race in the regatta with this being her first experience sailing the Sunfish by herself. She completed both races which she started, and successfully righted her boat on several capsizes, and assisted another capsized sailor at one point. Congratulations, Whitney! This was a very good sailing learning experience for you today!
Paul Walter
Oak Hollow Sailing Club