Live from Big Lake, it's the Icebreaker Regatta. Standby for "live" racing updates and results here.
The ice is gone, the sun is out and the racers are preparing their boats. We're hoping the forecast holds for afternoon wind.
But... as it turned out, Race 1 was a drifter until the last mark when the wind filled in. Race 2 had steady wind ~8 mph throughout.
Sunday brought sunny skies in the morning... and a dead calm lake. Race 3 went on as scheduled at 2:00 pm, but it was so calm many boats were towed to the start area. It was another drifter, but excellent for working on your tan.
With a nice 10 - 12 mph wind filling in around 4:30 pm we mobilized for a 5:00 pm start. Now this is some real racing! This reporter had to return to the dock for a quick batten repair - hence a very late start - but it was worth it just to scoot around the course, fly a hull and let out a hearty yeeee haaa! Big Lake sailing doesn't get much better.
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Day 1 Results