25 Jun 2007 10:21:58
James
BABA Regatta report

The Baltimore Area Boardsailing Association put on a classy regatta
this Sunday at Mayo Beach Park near Annapolis, MD. Winds were too
light for formula, but a fleet of about 20 longboard sailors did two
races.

It was good racing, with results determined not only by gear, but also
by tactics, luck, and who wanted the win bad enough to pump for it.
The top finisher in both races was dialed in on a 10.9 and a Mistral
Superlight II, but skilled riders on 7.4's passed some of the other
big-sail folks for second places. I made third place in the first
race with a Kona and Ezzy 8.5 and was pleased with the way my setup
could keep up with most of the raceboards. I was talking to someone
on the beach when the start sequence for the second race began, but
after getting to the line late I was able to make up a few places and
get 6th in that one. There was a nice mix of mellow relaxation with
just enough competition to keep it interesting. I highly recommend
longboard racing for summer fun.

http://www.windsurfbaba.org
http://www.sailwet.com

Any BABA people have pictures from the race?



25 Jun 2007 17:54:59
wind.sh@dow
Re: BABA Regatta report

On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 10:21:58 -0700, James <d0uglass@hotmail.com >
wrote:

> I made third place in the first
>race with a Kona and Ezzy 8.5 and was pleased with the way my setup
>could keep up with most of the raceboards.

Congrats on some good racing and your performance on the Kona is
impressive. What kind of wind did you have in the first race and what
was your competition?


25 Jun 2007 19:56:43
James
Re: BABA Regatta report

Thanks. There were about 5 or 6 knots. The fleet included some
experienced sailors but in general we were more recreational than
competitive.



26 Jun 2007 10:07:15
wind.sh@dow
Re: BABA Regatta report

On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 19:56:43 -0700, James <d0uglass@hotmail.com >
wrote:

>Thanks. There were about 5 or 6 knots. The fleet included some
>experienced sailors but in general we were more recreational than
>competitive.

Thanks, James. I was really trying to ask Marc what he beat on a Kona;
but whatever it was, I think it's great! I would expect any Superlight
sailors to beat the Kona, so if he's beating them, that's really cool.