The Frostbite was held on Saturday September 26 at the Etobicoke Yacht Club. EYC was also hosting the F-18 Nationals and the Ben-Hur High Performance Regatta that weekend.
We had an early start Saturday morning in the dinghy sailing area of EYC, getting ready, but we let the catamarans get out of our way first. The wind was from the south-east, so there were some nice big waves!
While the Mirrors made their way from EYC, Steve and Derek set up a course in Humber Bay, just to the east of the channel to EYC. We didn't go to far out from shore in order to keep out of the way of the course being shared by the catamarans sailing in the F-18 Nationals and the Ben-Hur Performance Regatta, which were also being run that day.
Mat takes the initial lead at the first windward mark rounding, followed by Don, Terry and Heather and Les. It's still close when they get to the Leeward mark, and the order hasn't changed.
Heading upwind, Don, Heather and Les choose to head to the right, while Mat stays near the middle of the course, and Terry and Liz opt for the left side.
We had a good view of the F-18 races from Charger.
It was a good start for most of the competitors. Sadly, we only have pictures from the start and finish of the second race, as Charger had to leave to take Derek ashore.
Don held his lead, but Mat squeezed in ahead of Terry, who was followed by Heather and Les.
Don and Mat were first to finish. Heather and Terry had a very close race, and Heather managed to cross the finish line ahead of Terry.
Mat was first to reach the windward mark for the second time, followed by Don, Heather, Terry and Les.
Mat held on to his lead and took a first place finish. Well done!
The weather was deteriorating, so we decided to call it a day, and head for shore.
Steve announced the race results out of the rain in the comfortable EYC clubhouse.
|Place||Sail No.||Crew||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Points|
Note: Those sailing single-handed were assessed a penalty of 1 point per race, and each crew's worst result was thrown-out.
Thanks to Stephen Steel for taking photos from the committee boat and for Derek's help setting the course.
We'd like to thank Etobicoke Yacht Club for hosting us, it was a great event.
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