August 27, 2005 SoCalCup Long Beach
Report From US500
Light turnout but good wind.
Finally we get wind, a little up and down, 9kts-16kts, but after the wind we have had on race days around in So Cal this year - NO COMPLAINTS. We had plenty of boat company on the race course as LABYC was running cats in the same area as our course. Oh well just more things to maneuver around.
to be the first rabbit and a fine rabbit he was, so off we went at just a shade
under 7,000 mph dodging cats and other boats, but we had wind and a race. The
first race was fairly close at the finish and could have been closer, but Gabor
overstood the downwind layline and missed a chance to catch me. The next race
I didn't miss the opportunity to tag a Hobbie unwanting to yield to a starboard
tacked windsurfer, on the upwind leg. Shortly after I hit his mainsail as I
slammed on the brakes and did a some rail damage sliding down his boom, we exchanged
some very friendly niceties. Now this little incident didn't slow him down one
Well that it for this year, thanks all for coming to our little races and hopefully we will get little better wind next year and maybe some of the guys from Nor Cal will be man enough to race us in LB.