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Winners at the Salty Sisters FWSA Interclub - April 2017



1st - Chris Kelly, Windlass
2nd - Janet Kreutzer
3rd - Barb Meyer



Salty Sisters (SPYC) Interclub on April 9th at the St. Pete Sailing Center. 
Suzanne Boohar, and Barb Meyer

2017 Rainbow Regatta Race Results


Sunfish with 44 competitors


1. Ursula Olson, Luffing Lassie - also top Master and Best Overall

2. Susan Gaillard, Luffing Lassie - also top Salt

3. Michelle Lee, Luffing Lassie - also top Master

4. Paula Shur, Windlass

5. Sue Davidson, Salty Sisters


International Optimist Dinghy with 25 competitors


1. Susan Foote, Windlass

2. Joanne Simmonds, Salty Sister

3. Robin Babka, Windlass and also top Master

4. Kathy Ahern, Salty Sister


Top Team for the Perpetual Trophy - Windlasses win bragging rights! Congratulations to Susan Foote, Robin Babka and Holly Dowling.


Clearwater Prams with 28 competitors


1. Lori Leadbetter, Salty Sisters

2. Cathy McNally, Bow Chasers

3. Nancy Kadau, Salty Sisters*

4. PJ Summerville, Mainsheet Mamas*


* these places changed after scoring corrections.


Top Team for the Perpetual Trophy - Salty Sisters win bragging rights. Congratulations to Lori Leadbetter and Nancy Kadau.


Thank you everyone for all of your hard work and efforts to make the 2017 Rainbow a success. 


Rhumb Runners Winter Race Series


A series of 6 causal fun race days starts January 29th, 2017, then, February 12, 26, March 12, 26 andApril 9th.  Redemption Song is the RC boat and we'll have a safety boat on the water.  Competing RR's are eligible for awards.  It is our hope to get the RR members practicing so they'll be comfortable enough to participate in FWSA Inter clubs.  Friends are welcome to join us!  More info to follow.

Barb Meyer and Paula Shur
Rhumb Runner Sailing/Racing Co-Chairs
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Sunday Sunfish Series


Let me just say that Paula was really disappointed that she didn't get to put her fashion show on today (10/30). She had brought all of the latest designs for keeping yourself warm and toasty during those winter months on the water.  ;-) There were so few of us today that we postponed Paula strutting her stuff down the runway so we'll plan for it again before the January race series.


Two of Annie Davidson's sail school students Kathy Longacre and and Marge Keller showed up which really turned out great.
 We talked about what they needed, and it seemed they both just required tiller time to practice their developing skills, so I put them in Prams. They loved it as it gave them the opportunity to be at the helm and figure things out for themselves with just a little coaching. Once they were both comfortable they headed out to the Bay! Jim and Annie were them in the safety boat. So, that made it a good day, and these two women are ready to take Sunfish on. I truly hope they both join BCYC.


Melissa McCue went out in a pram for a while too, then Susan Starr took over and headed out to join Kathy and Marge. Melissa hopped on the safety boat to help Jim while Annie and Susan headed out in Annie's Snipe for an pleasant afternoon sail.  Paula and another Windlass new to Sunfish, Iwona Pralat got in a few practice races. The wind had laid down compared to yesterday making it a perfect sailing day.


As I mentioned last week, Paula and I will do our best to try and get in a Sunday Sail in but with the holidays approaching it may be tough to do. I want to thank everyone who participated in the classes and I hope you will consider taking on the Winter Race Series we have planned for you. It may be selfish on our part but we really want to see each of you succeed and learn to love small boat sailing/racing as much as we do.

In the Service of Rhumb Runners,
Barb Meyer and Paula Shur
Sailing/Racing Co-Chairs



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