D15 Winter Update 2019

The Texas District 15 finished off 2018 strong with two great events! The first was Arlington Yacht Clubs LaserPalooza featuring AeroRama. This was held at the beautiful Lake Arlington at Richard Simpson Park with over 20 boats in attendance. Unfortunately the wind was light Saturday with puffs of 5-8 coming down a course that was otherwise only about 3 knots. The strategy was to find the dark water and sail to it fast! There was no racing Sunday as there was even less breeze, though there were some fun pirate games under AP. Christopher Breland finished first followed by Griffin Orr and Eric Roman.

Next up, we travelled to Wurstfest on Lake Canyon near San Antonio. Here, Sailors were greeted by the most spectacular winds of the season, averaging 25 knots and gusting to 35!! Capsizes were a plenty, but most of the fleets still managed to finish every race. In all, four races were held Saturday with another 2 in much lighter conditions on Sunday. First in the Full rigs was Bryan Trammell and Lillian Meyers in the Radial Fleet!

Next up, we start the year with the Annual a Rock the Ice Regatta out of the Corinthian Sailing Club in Dallas. This will be held the last weekend of January (26/27)Expect a strong group of sailors, warm hospitality and cool temperatures for this one!

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