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Week 1 (May 17), no comments.
Week 2 (May 24), The winds this evening had more than the usual shifts. We had to change the windward leg by 45 degrees between the first and second races. That was on top of major oscillations which made it difficult to figure out who was in the lead and who was sailing in the wrong direction. John P finished 1-3, and Art Lange finished 3-1. It looks like Art is on his way to taking the 2nd quarter glass.
Week 3 (Jun 1), The month of May finished with two visitors from RYC: Fred Paxton and Buzz Blackett. Max came for the first time this season as well. In total, 9 Boats sailed, plus our unofficial committee John G. The breeze was light and shifty making it a challenge at times. Max showed he still has the magic touch scoring two bullets. Art took second in both races and is well on his way to earning the Q2 glass.
Week 4 (Jun 7), A season record of 10 boats competed at the reservoir, including a guest appearance by Ron Bisio. Ron used to be one of the regulars until his job up and moved to Denver. Ron has had to settle for sailing Lasers. The joke in Colorado is the wind can go from 4 to 40 knots. Ron told of sailing in light breeze, hearing the wind suddenly start to whistle through the trees and know it was time to head into the wind and prepare for the impending blast. Late afternoon thunderstorms are a frequent special effects. Greg was kind enough to lend Ron his boat. Meanwhile at the front of the fleet, Art continues to solidify has lead for the Q2 glass. Art showed his knack for finding the proper wind shifts on a day when the wind came from all the unusual directions.
Week 5 (Jun 14), So far, the 2nd quarter of sailing at Stevens Creek has seen as many as 11 boats on any one night and 14 different boats in the series. Dan pointed out that I had incorrectly been scoring Did Not Compete as 12 based on the biggest night, instead of 15 because of all the different boats in the series. "Boat" includes John Gliever who provides the invaluable service of impartial score keeper, even though I don't recall seeing his boat. Also, in recognition of Greg allowing Ron a chance to visit, I think it appropriate to combine Greg Morrill and Ron Bisio as one boat. This consequence of this is that #11770 is currently in 3rd place. Otherwise the Greg would get a DNS for the week he didn't sail, but his boat did. With one week to go, Art Lange looks to be comfortably in the lead for a glass, but Art Lewis is not that far back. But this week will probably have a small turn out because of the National's at Clear Lake.
Week 6 (Jun 21), Q2 has come to and end. 11 sailors showed up on one night. A total of 14 different boats sailed over the series. If you missed an evening, the DNC counted as 15 for each race. Art Lange missed one week; something about North American's at Clear Lake. But when he raced, he scored 4 bullets, and 4 2nd places, so he is the winner of the Q2 glass. And John Gliever kept score every race, so he tied with his "invisible friend", Pizza Man. This week starts Q3. Will it go to Art Lange, the light air wizard, or will someone else give him a serious challenge? Come and find out.