Seattle Frostbiting #6 - Shilshole Bay Marina, Seattle, WA, USA, Feb 28th
Thanks to Erik Skeel for his summary of the day;
Sunday started off with a strong 15+ knot Southerly making for competitive races with only a few capsizes. The wind brought regular puffs and shifts providing ample opportunity for gains and losses. Both fleets we're tight with close finishes showing that everyone who chose to spend the last day of February sailing meant business. Race committee did an excellent job running races on a square course with only the occasional over early. The day was called after five races in each fleet.
One of the youth sailors Alex, who is proficient Laser Radial sailor, tried an RS Aero 5 for the day. Here are some impressions from his first experience in an RS Aero;
''I found that this was a pretty simple boat to jump in and sail. I enjoyed how manoeuverable it was on the starting line and how quickly you can accelerate and decelerate. It did take me a bit of time to get used to the fact that it wasn't quite as stable as a Laser downwind, but of course, that is what makes it fun!
I think my favourite feature was having the outhaul and cunningham led to each side of the boat - I play them a lot. I really liked how it had a place to put a masthead wind indicator vs on my laser I have to slide it in between my mast and sail - I really like a top windex. I appreciated how easy the boat was to rig and derig especially with the outhaul and cunningham knots that slid into the boom. I also thought it was helpful that the daggerboard had reference numbers on it - I often found myself putting it around the #4 mark."
Thanks for sharing your first impressions Alex.
The last Seattle Frostbiting session for this season is on March 14th and Thursday evening racing begins in Seattle in April. Spring is coming! See the CYC website for the schedule and registrations details.
Thanks to Michael Johnson for his photos whilst officiating from the RC boat with Jacques.
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