The first round of the 2014 RC Laser Tour of Abaco began the last Saturday of 2013. We were all invited for lunch at the recently opened Blackfly Lodge at Schooner Bay. The first battle of the day was to keep our lunch from blowing away. We all had burgers or wraps at the restaurant, all reasonably priced and open to the public. It is worth the drive and a nice afternoon outing to visit Schooner Bay.
We all knew what was coming, and what was coming was a tough afternoon of sailing. Winds were 18-25. We immediately had to switch all the B-Rigs to C & D rigs. Saturday was just one of those days you hope to get through without too much carnage.
There was a rescue or a breakdown in between each and every one the races, which made for a long afternoon. Jim Kaighin started out winning the first 2 races, but Randy Key, with his new C-sail and using it for the first time, ran off 4 – first place finishes in a row, winning the day by 1 point.
Dave Mulock had a good day with one of the D-Rigs and finished 3rd overall. Tracey Kelly manned the rescue kayak and picked up the buoys for us.
Lenore Mulock and Ylva Ljungholm resumed where they left off last year, and we always appreciate their help. And we appreciate the invitation from Glen Kelly and the behind the scenes efforts to make this event possible.
Next on the race calendar is Snappas on January 11.
Placement was as follows: Randy Key, Jim Kaighin, David Mulock, Charlie Cooke, Anders Ljungholm, Glen Kelly