One of the greatest things about this year’s Glow in the Dark regatta was that more club members joined us at the cook out Saturday than ever before. Joe and Linda Budden, Bob and Carol Miller, Erin, Greg, Spencer and Shaffer Bauer, Josh Sigmon (who also played a bit by the bonfire), Ruth Ann Vokac (whose husband, Bill, was participating in the regatta), Debbie and Tom Yeagle (who also were helping out at the regatta itself) all joined us for the party.
The regatta itself was a rousing success. We had 20 boats participate, from as far away as Maryland and Pennsylvania. Our guests included boat builder Harry Carpenter and his wife, Karen, who delivered a brand new boat to CLSA club member (and Flying Scot Sailing Association President) Frank Gerry and his wife, Marianne. Sailmaker Ryan Malmgren and his wife, Stacey Rieu, just back from their honeymoon, also came. In addition, we had seven Flying Scots from Clinton Lake compete!
We got blown out in the gales of Saturday. The race committee sent us out and then promptly sent us back in to shore. We spent the day visiting and drinking beer, mostly! By Sunday the wind was picture perfect, with winds about 10 and moderate temperatures. We were able to get three races in before our noon cut off time. Then we cooked up hamburgers for the hungry sailors, which kept them energized as they packed up their boats for the return trip home.