There was a one week delay but the frostbiting season was off to a good start on Sunday.  There was lots of activity at MBC as the sailors that keep boats on a mooring in season were there to drop the moorings to the bottom of the river for the winter.  Many Laser sailors were there early getting their boats ready.  The N10 sailors that showed came a bit later.  It was a beautiful day with bright sun and a north breeze  that clocked to the east and gradually diminished as the day wore on.  The Lasers managed to sail three races and the N10’s got two in.  The attached photo shows what the wind looked like near the end.

A number of N10 sailors were MIA.  We expected Mike Nitka to return and start showing us the short way around the course.  We hope to see Mike next Sunday.  Jeremy, Dale, Cole and a few others were also absent.  We need additional sailors so we can go by the rule of not sailing more than two races in a row.  This rule is meant to allow new sailors to the fleet to sail without owning a boat. 

There were some new faces that showed up at MBC.  Sally Snelson arrived with a Laser and sailed.  Mike Guarino lives in Eatontown and was helping N10 ‘s at the hoist at the end of racing. Mike has been invited to join us and we hope to see him next week.

It was low tide at 1:30 PM on Sunday so the course was moved a little to the east.  The good news is that high tide will be about 11:30 AM next Sunday.

At this point the weather forecast looks good for next Sunday: sun with west wind about 10 mph.  Forecasts can change.

Thanks to Bill Jaeger and Pat Corr for doing Race Committee.  Dan Vought has suggested that the fleets alternate doing RC from week to week.  The N10’s did November 4 which means Lasers will do RC on the 11th.  I leave it to the Fleets Captains work on this.

I hope to see everyone next Sunday…

Denis