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June 20th: Notes from the Committee Boat

Sky & Lake Transition: Grey, a slash of horizontal white, return to grey

Race #3 was a "Full Race Course"

Against the backdrop of an ethereal fog playing with the light of the setting sun on the skyline, a fleet of 60 boats ventured out to SA7 this week and flew through course 2 on flat water in a 7-12 knot north wind (and for the first time this season, building as the race progressed).  Our reliable RC crew aptly managed the race, with all but 1 boat finishing well before the 2100 witching hour.

Racers gathered afterwards in the intimate setting of the 3rd deck of the Abby, enjoying food and beverage for the awards presentation of Lagunita's beer for the top finishers, and Goslings hats for the discretionary "However . . . " participation prizes.

Click to view This week's results

On another note, we hit the century mark for registrations this week as they continue to trickle in -- 103 boats on the scratch sheet to date.

Looking ahead, we need a committee boat volunteer for next week's (June 30th) race!  Please email to step up. 


The Beer Can RC settling in as boats arrive and the Course #2 board is affixed to starboard

This Week's Committee Boat: Edward B Stein

Owner Mary Bernstein and skipper Diane Terrafino Karpman provided late-breaking relief to both Beer Can Committee Co-Chairs when they answered a distress call Wednesday morning and volunteered the Edward B Stein to serve as Committee Boat.  Phew!

Racers easily located the Edward B. Stein at SA7, replete with red hull and mainsail cover beneath a matching red RC flag -- a distinctive look for the 39' 1973 C&C which serves as the training vessel for Chicago Sea Scout Ship 5111.  Edward B Stein is named after a revered figure within the Chicago sailing community:  Yachtsman of the Year in 1984, key proponent of Sea Scouts, skipper of Doghouse IV, and 101 years of age.  Edward also has the distinction of being the longest continuous Monroe Harbor customer.  Congratulations!

For more information about the Sea Scouts program, click here.

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