Commodore Dwight R. Haggard
Long Distance Race
Labor Day – September 6, 2021
Winds: W 8-12 with 15+ Gusts
Temperature: 81 degrees F.
Course: S-1-2-F (Long Distance – Windward/Leeward)
The Race: At the skippers meeting, our (VRO) Volunteer Race Officer announced a change to NOR’s that all boats are required to go through the Start/Finish on the downward leg, this is to be able to shorten the course if necessary. With today’s winds we knew this would not be a problem. Pink tetrahedrons course markers were set at Sellers Point and at no wake boundary by the Cranberry bog. With 10 boats entered, RC gave us a great start/finish line and the race was started right on time.
Post-Race Commentary: All of the teams were celebrating on the YC porch. The word is spreading about our Sail-On-Sunday and Long-Distance races and we feel great that more new skippers & crew have joined in on the sailing and racing FUN this year.
Congratulations: Go to Barb Hein on her Laser with winning the Commodore Dwight R. Haggard Labor Day Long Distance Race and Trophy.