OMDA celebrate the Victoria Day Weekend at Belwood Lake Sailing Club.
The weather was a bit cold and rainy on Saturday, with Thunderstorms threatening. In the end, racing was cancelled for the day. It gave us lots of time to tinker with out boats and get Charger ready to sail after being stored for the winter.
Of course, the poor weather didn't stop those who participate in OMDAs unofficial sport, and the annual pilgrimage to the nearby knitting supplies store went ahead as scheduled.
Sunday started with much more promising weather conditions.
The first order of business, of course, was breakfast. Aleid hosted the annual President's Pancake Breakfast.
At first, the wind was quite light and patchy. Steve got becalmed on the way out to the course, and didn't arrive until several minutes after the starting gun.
The race committee had some extra excitement: the Police stopped by to inspect their safety equipment. Fortunately Charger passed with flying colours.
After the first race, Paul headed in to shore to pick up a visitor, and then sailed in the B.L.S.C. Sunday afternoon races.
Later the wind filled in and we had some pretty decent conditions.
Later, after the racing, some of the younger OMDAites wanted to go for a sail.
After several rainy Victoria Day weekends, we'd accumalated a cache of unused fireworks. This year the weather was more cooperative. It didn't look like some of the youngest OMDAites would make it till darkness, so we had to settle for letting them off at dusk.
|Place||Sail No.||Crew||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Points|
Note: No penalty was assessed for sailing single-handed, since everbody was. The standings are based on each sailors best 4 races.
Thanks to John McCulloch and Peter Kaiser for capturing some great photos.
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