Though Summer in Texas is hot, we did have two fantastic regattas on our circuit, the Seabrook Summer Solstice and the Arlington Laserpalooza Regattas. On day 1 of the summer solstice, conditions had winds from the south at 15-20 with 1-3 foot waves which provided some very exciting reaches and downwind legs offered by the Olympic courses. Wipeouts were a plenty across the fleet, with those able to sail a clean race all but guaranteed a top half finish. Day 2 was much the same with two more Olympic courses with some more drastic shifts that made no lead guaranteed. Rounding out the top three overall were Doug Peckover, Craig Berleme and Fred Shroth.
We were also fortunate to have a local nationals, held at Houston Yacht Club. A variety of conditions were sailed and the Texas district was well represented, especially in the full rig masters and junior radials divisions.
Next, we moved onto the Arlington Laserpalooza Regatta, which showed us very light conditions with only pirate games on Sunday due to lack of breeze. However the race committee was committed to getting races in when they could, resulting in four fair races on Saturday with Cristopher Breland, Griffin Orr, and Eric Roman on the podium.
To end our season, we travel to Wurstfest on beautiful Canyon Lake the first weekend of November for our last regatta of the year and district championship. See y’all on the Water!