The traditional start to the OMDA season is the Victoria Day long weekend at Belwood Lake Sailing Club in Fergus (just outside Guelph).
There were some fierce winds on Saturday, but there were some willing sailors up to the challenge. Some, who'd originally intended to sail single-handed, decided it was a good occaison to practice their crewing skills.
Charger didn't make it out onto the water, as a small but vital part didn't make it out of winter storage: the fuel line connecting the gas tank to the outboard motor. Fortunately B.L.S.C. came to our rescue by allowing us to borrow their boat, so we were able to run a couple of races. Tony Wright, the B.L.S.C. Commodore, helped out in the committee boat and got some great racing photos.
After sailing, it was good to nice to get out of the wind and warm up.
The campfire was much appreciated with the cooler evening weather!
The wind was colder and stronger the next morning. We held the President's pancake breakfast in the B.L.S.C. clubhouse.
The severe conditions showed up in the results as plenty of DNFs and DNSs. Congratulations to all those who survived!
|Place||Sail No.||Crew||Race 1||Race 2||Points|
Note: Those sailing single-handed were assessed a penalty of 1 point per race.
Thanks to Tony Wright for some great photos on the water, and Paulette Tae and John McCulloch for those taken on land
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