Rappahannock River Yacht Club

Fresh winds, along with unpredictable gusts, provided exciting "sprint" racing similar to a NASCAR Budweiser Shootout!  The race committee wisely decided on three short "sprints" in order to complete three races before the "heavy weather" moved in. Race 1 - Windward/Leeward took 16 minutes.  Race 2 - Triangle took 16 minutes, Race 3 - Windward/Leeward took 13 minutes.  Short races demand good starts and keeping the boat under control.  With the challenging winds some sailors said it seemed like an hour for each race.  Sore muscles where you don't have muscles....

Mike Kennedy & Tom Watkins sailed together for the first time aboard Radio Flyer - #6 in the spring series and demonstrated they still have the "touch" by placing 1 and 3 in two of the races.  Lisa & Greg Shivers racing Ca va - #5 kept the boat moving and always under control placing 2nd in the final two races.

Join the fleet next Wednesday for the last races of the spring series!