2016 Hill Country Regatta Wrap Up

2016 Hill Country Regatta Wrap Up

Wow, what a beautiful weekend and venue.  We had 17 boats at Lake Buchanan with a spectacular weekend of sailing!  The A-cats joined us and it was a lot of fun to see those sporty boats fly.  I will beHPIM1552 posting scoring tonightand some pics.  The wind forecast for Saturday was not looking good, but right on cue the wind filled in and we got 4 races done in light winds and sunny conditions.  Sunday the winds blew about 12-18 mph which was perfect catamaran sailing weather and we got in 3 good long races.  It was mostly cloudy, but the sun broke out by noon.  Bo Kersey and team did a bang up job keeping the races going and getting us in 7 races!
The lake was at near full pool.  The campgrounds were very well maintained.  I noted a bunch more parking, new bathroom, new roads had been added and HPIM1500there was no problem with parking and plenty of camping areas.  I got the luxury of staying in one of the cabins this time.  It was sweeeet…thanks Chris!  The Food hall is such a treat to have a place to sit down and eat out of the elements with a nice kitchen to serve from.  I remember the days of setting up tents and bringing porta potties to have a place to eat.  There is a smoker and bbq around the side and I hear rumors that brisket may be cooked next year.
We had a lot of volunteers that worked all weekend on RC and chase boats and cooking…..thank you so much.  And a big thank you to Chris Holt for HPIM1492chairing the event.  Rumor is Chris will be taking it on next year as well.
Chair – Chris Holt
RC – Bo Kersey, Robin, Betty R., Duke (thanks for the boat!)
Scoring – Mark Biscotto
Food – Jona Rose
Chase 1 – Mike Butler & Fire Dept!
Chase 2 – Miguel P. & Chris R. on Pepe or Madeline.
Misc – Fleet 64 support
Splash King – Michael Yost on his jet ski.

Scores are now posted on the events page or link below.  Please note that there was a Portsmouth number correction made which affected the H18 and H16 results in 2 races.  However, the overall position did not change.

Thanks to Mark Biscotto for scoring….

 

Mike Rohrer
2016 Div 6 Commodore