Monday, September 5, 2011
Commodor's Cup Lake Perry Yacht Club
THE big event of the season for some Lake Perry and regional sailors is the Commodore's Cup Open Regatta. This year was the 30th year for this event.
Strong winds (20-25 knots with gusts higher) lead to some exciting racing and plenty of equipment failures. Tales of the carnage were rampant at lunch on Sunday after all the racing concluded.
No, we did not take home any of the trophies. We are cruiser - not racers. We just happened to schedule a private lesson on the last day of this event. Our students (Dale and Tom) were concerned that the winds might be too high but we assured them it would be fine. The C22 was reefed down with just the storm jib and we had a rip snorting good time zooming back and forth across the lake with all the racers in the background. Both students did great although I am a tad worried about Dale. Every time I looked at her she was grinning ear to ear. I am concerned that her teeth may have dried out with all that smiling. :)