The turnout was on the light side for the fourth round of the RC Laser Tour of Abaco on March 23. But the regular group was glad to welcome two new sailors, Peter Whittington and Matt Polishuk, who brought the fleet up to 7 boats. Winds gusts were approaching 20 mph out of the south and the sailors agreed they should have worn sunscreen. Winds were very shifty as the groups sailed right in the middle of two opposing winds, from the left and the right.
Jim Kaighin won the first three races, with Randy Key winning race four. Randy kept working the left side, but it didn’t quite pay-off as he approached the windward mark and the right side came through.
Mr. Kaighin won the next three races and Anders Ljungholm won the last race. The first time sailors began to get the hang of things after a few races and showed improvement. It was a tough day with heavy, shifty winds mixed in with a medium chop.
Thanks went to the Ljungholms for hosting this event at their house on Brigantine Bay. Loren Hall took care of setting and retrieving the marks. Lenore Mulock took care of race committee duties and Ylva was on the clock.
Several sailors were caught snacking on Ylva’s grandmother’s applecake recipe between races. The laser enthusiasts will return to Little Harbour on April 13 for the last race of the season. Photos by Marion Achter.