US1M Series #7

Questionable conditions at the start of our day at Rosemary Lake. Seven skippers stared at a dead calm lake wondering if we would be able to race. Jim Linville and Cliff Martin practiced with their hand built schooners. (see photo). Eventually, the light winds arrived and racing began at the scheduled time of 12:30PM. Cliff Martin, as Race Director, struggled to find an honest course with an upwind leg. Mostly, the winds came from directly across the lake. Twelve close races were logged, with 4 of the 7 skippers notching a victory. At the end, Paul Mercer had the low score. But…….he switched boats with Cliff (just for fun). Paul was quick to acknowledge that anyone can win with Cliff’s boat.