Getting ready for the Sunday cruise.
Sailing committee co-chair Jim talks through the plan for the sail (including contingency plans for the forecasted thunderstorms).
The Four Dinghies Of The Apocalypse. No, actually it's Jim, Don, Marcus & Bob sailing down the Paerdegat. And Jim's in a canoe. But "The Four Dinghies of the Apocalypse" is a better title. Very light wind, ended up being a very good day for a first sail since last year.
There were enough Sunfish sailors that one pair of us had to double up. We switched out during lunch break so everyone had some solo time.
Hmm, If I give this a good push maybe I can catch the laser...
It's like a perspective exercise in art class!
Marcus decides to abandon ship!
Marcus, sans ship
Ship, briefly abandoned.
Joan has sailed Sunfish in the past, but not for a few years. She bought a sailing lesson that Holly had donated in the silent auction at last year's 75th anniversary bash, and they took advantage of the cruise to make that happen.
She appeared to have everything well in hand & Holly looked like she was actually enjoying the ride. Not as much as she enjoys her Laser, but still enjoying the day & teaching!
The wind did pick up enough to move the boats along a little better. At this point I was the passenger & I was having a fine time taking pictures.
Nice to get some sun on my feet!
Jim brought out one of the sailing canoes.
Sailing canoe looks to be the most relaxing boat in light air!
Lunch break on Ruffle Bar. We switched out at this point so there are a lot less pictures of the sail back.
Yay! I'm Sailing!
Back at the club, we had a great potluck lunch. My garden had produced enough cucumbers & herbs for a very nice cucumber-tomato-feta salad. Everybody had brought something delicious.
Best watermelon I've had all summer!
As we were finishing up our meal, we started hearing some rumblings. The sky over the bay turned to slate. The promised thunderstorms were finally arriving!
The club was just barely on the outside edge of one of the storms. The wind started picking up, so we moved all the picnic stuff inside just in time for the skies to open.
Don runs out in the rain!
Don is wet!
5 minutes later - still pouring, but the sun's back
7 minutes later - All done here (although it still looked like it might be bad out on the bay)!