Commodore's Rambling November 2016
The 38th Annual Atlanta Fall Classic
Yet another wonderful event at the beautiful Lake Lanier Sailing Club. Despite Atlanta’s traffic it is always a pleasure to head to the mountains.
In the future, in exchange for dealing with Atlanta’s traffic, we plan to stay in the area for at least four nights to enjoy all it has to offer.
The wind was between 15-30 knots, way over what I am used to in course racing. Sailing against Stanger, Voith, and Olivier makes me realize what a mediocre long boarder I am.
Special thanks to Chris And Debbi for single handedly putting on an amazing event, great food and plenty of it!
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|Sunset at Lake Lanier
||Waiting for the Races
||Tiki Mon at Lake Lanier
Training Risk Mitigation
Now that the boat ramp is open at Shell Point the boat traffic has increased greatly. This increase in boat traffic adds to my safety concerns for students.
1. All students wear a PFD
2. Place buoys along the edge of the shallow part of the beach to let students know where to stop and to cordon off our teaching area. We could attach polypropylene (The yellow stuff that floats) line between the buoys to catch any wayward sailors leaving the teaching area.
As Time Goes By
As my time as commodore of the SPSC comes to an end I want to thank all that helped make it easy. Mary will be our new Commodore and make Shell Point great Again!
2016 SPSC Commodore