With our thoughts on the communities in Haiti, Cuba and the east- ern coast of Florida, Hurricane Matthew was a big concern for the on-the-water racing planned for Summerset. The forecast during the week looked great for Saturday and Sunday racing but dicey for the boats coming from out of town on Friday.
The decision was made on Thursday to proceed with the regatta, as planned, and was not an easy decision to make. For the out of town boats, some traveled on Friday, some could only race on Sunday but the weather for the regatta was the best we have seen for a Summerset regatta in recent memory. The racers enjoyed a good 10-15 kts of breeze that carried all of the boats around the buoys on Saturday and on the distance course on Sunday.
Thank you to Joe Periard, the PRO, for running the races. The signal boat was provided by Mark and Jo Beauvois who without hesitating stepped forward to support your club and the rich history of Summerset. Kathleen and Russell Vance took check-ins and finish times. Steve Roake helped me think through the mark boat duties, ran to the storage locker for marks at the last minute, and spent hours scoring the regatta. Lastly, thanks to Joel Andrews for the use of his Aquasport.
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