|Jun 28||Jul 5||Jul 12||Jul 19||Jul 26||Aug 2||Total||Throwout||Score|
|Pizza Man||7||7||7||7||7||8||9||9||7||7||7||7||63 <|
Week 1 (Jun 28), No comments (except about email formats and scoring programs).
Week 2 (Jul 5), When the fleet started to gather, we were greeted by the sight of an El Toro already on the water. Who was the skipper? None other than Jeff Joy who used to be a regular, but hasn't sailed at Stevens Creek in some time. Welcome back Jeff.
Week 3 (Jul 12), This week saw light wind. It varied from place to place and time to time but never left the fleet drifting as often happens in mid-summer. A couple times I even thought about sitting on the rail.
Week 4 (Jul 19), Another week with winds, or at least a breeze. The first race saw an unusual number of place changes between lap 1 and lap 2. Then in race 2, Art Lewis applied his favorite strategy: get way out front and stay there! With 4 weeks of sailing in Q3, Art Lewis has a lead, but if Jeff remains a consistent competitor, he will be able to discard 2 DNCs and perhaps take the glass.
Week 5 (Jul 26), This week the winds were light before the start. The "committee" decided to set the leeward mark closer than usual to make a shorter course. The winds were still steady as the start approached, so a decision was made to "lengthen" the race. We would sail at least 30 minutes and then finish whatever lap the leaders were on. Went well for 3 laps, but the order after lap 1 was the order after lap 2 and at the finish. With only one week to go Art Lewis continues to sail toward his glass for the quarter. Strange things can happen, but Art seems to have the winning strategy: get way out in front and stay there!
Week 6 (Aug 2), The third "quarter" at Stevens Creek has finished. Not surprisingly Art Lange is once again the Q3 winner. Next week starts Q4. Let's see who will get this one as the summer breezes become even more erratic.