Saturday, Feb. 18 2023 @1 pm at the pine st eatery. 136 Pine St Nashua NH 03060.
Hello, all we are planning a vote at the Minuteman zoom meeting at the end of the month. We will be asking if you would like an in-person meeting here in Nashua (pine st eatery) or a zoom meeting online.
Working on a date for a meeting to discuss our 2023 season looking at late January or early February in person at the Pine St eatery.
Great fall weather with very light winds and long race times made for a 6 race regatta. Jim Linville, due to receiver problems, had to retire early, however the other 5 skippers continued through less than ideal conditions. Herb Dreher again takes first with Cliff Martin just behind. Chris O’Brien, sailing Cliff’s other boat, came in third, followed by Rick Laird ( fourth) and Rick Gates ( fifth). Due to Jim Linville’s radio problems, Jim rounded out the field in sixth.
Jim Linville (6), Cliff Martin (2), Herb Dreher (1), Rick Laird (4), Chris O’Brien (3)
Jim Linville (6), Cliff Martin (2), Herb Dreher (1), Rick Gates (5), Rick Laird (4)
(Took 2 pictures because someone had to take the picture!)
After what would be an ominous start and little to no wind. The 3 sailors hit the water for 9 races and a bunch of fun an experimenting with sails and such. Tim Wright took the win with a perfect score with Rick Gates and John Lamport chasing him.
With a good wind and weeds clearing very nicely, the racing was good and solid but as always the wind was a bit shifty and slow at times. Herb picked up a huge weed first race and later in the day Cliff found a bag and some nasty weeds slowing him down for 2 races. End of the day Rick Laird edged out Herb Dreher for the win.
Unexpectedly on last Friday the town had the pond treated with Captain XTR , an algaecide, so hopefully our persistent floating weed clump problem might be coming to an end just in time for the remainder of the season. We will be checking often to see if it works!
EC-12 R3 and R4 were held today with 3 skippers ( 4th boat scratched due to ripped sail). Herb again takes 1st for both 12 race regattas! Mark Fleckenstein came in second in both regattas with Rick Gates and Chris O’Brien rounding out the field sharing a boat after missing multiple races due to a sheet failure. Conditions were less than ideal with weed patches peppering the modified course. Winds, although rather light, were fairly steady but shifty. Wind shifts were a deciding factor in several heats, making for interesting spectating.
The title says it all.
Due to the continuing weed problem at Sandy Pond, the VM race this Saturday has been moved to Minuteman’s Rosemary Lake . Same time, 1:00PM. Sorry for the inconvenience.