Yachting Club

Under a cloudless sky, the YCC ran its traditional Traversée du Lac for dinghies and catamarans last Sunday. The turn-out was not good, surprisingly: do we all take longer or more frequent holidays than your Committee anticipated? Never mind, we had a final fleet of six, even with no catamarans: three Laser 1’s (now that is a popular boat and surely a wise recent purchase for the Club), and three RS’s, respectively 400, 500 and 800 (private). Winds were light, but even with a slightly delayed start, they were strong enough for Race Officer Tom Wilkins and ResQ driver Tim Hancox to fit in two complete circuits/races. In older times, that would have been one race of two circuits, but the scoring is fairer if you get a chance to recover your first start in a second heat!

Adjacent is a photo (thank you Loic Le Canderff, also doing important work on ResQ) of one of the final winners, Sandrine on Laser 1, joint first with overall regatta coordinator, Sanja: yes, surprisingly, their final scores on two slightly different Laser 1’s were identical. Luca came second with the RS 500. Even more surprising, Sarah and John also tied for third place with Massimo on the RS 400 so – if you like - no-one came below fourth place… And that was Tommaso, new student valiantly trying his skills on a fairly unknown boat – congratulations to everyone who participated, and enjoyed some challenging competition, as positions changed frequently actually at the buoy – over the far side, just north of Anières.

Message to every Club member: write down the next few regattas, and plan on coming! They are competitive and fun, and the more the merrier – we rarely leave anyone on shore for want of a boat. Sanja is also looking for more volunteers to help run the succeeding regattas. Also remember that next week is our local Port Choiseul Semaine du Soir: even if you are not competing, or are still doing your courses, it is a great spectator sport from the wall.

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