SMYC SMALL BOAT RACE 8 of 8, 15 September 2018


Santa Margarita Yacht Club Small boat Race 8 of 8 September 15, 2018 Ahoy mates the final race day of the 2018 Small Boat Races was wrapped up and delivered to our club racers.

We had a sunny warm day with light winds. Four boats competed in a five spirited and competitive races. There were some interesting moments as our competitors closed in into tight quarters at a mark. You could hear the demur voices chanting "I have Overlap" and then the reply "No you don't Read the Rule #!^* " .

Then the reply is something like this " I read that this morning while sitting on the john and Rule # @#^ should apply to this situation." Finally the conversation ends and the boats head off to the next mark on the course and all is well again. I enjoy seeing this type of amiable disagreement because it is not about the win but more about the enjoyment of participating in a event that just happen to be in a sail boat under sail on a spectacular day.

The season of racing was ended dock side with pleasant conversation and a cool beverage or two. All of the race participated thanked the race committee. The committee appreciated the skippers and crew members who pitched in to tidy up the boats and helped in making the events enjoyable.

Thanks to all members who enjoy spending a Saturday on or around the water messing around on boats. After all it is hard to have a yacht club that does not venture upon the water.

Here are the scores for race 8 of 8

1.Susan & Hugh 6

2. Patrick & Kevin 12

3. Gary & Joe P. 14

4. Joe R & Jane 14


Thanks to all who helped and participated in our small boat races

Joe Palmiotti




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