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Sherbrooke Lake Report, Sunday 19 March

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Before talking about today I should review the weekend. We had about a dozen different DNs out, including some sailors not seen for a while. On Friday, three of us sailed in strong winds – MS1s were the sail of choice. Saturday we sailed in light air, and only managed one race, which was generally regarded as a bit fluky. Fluky or not, Terry sailed smart and went from fourth to a win on the last leg. Alex Watters also posted a helmet cam sequence of sailing Terry’s boat to Facebook, copied here:

https://youtu.be/0fejJ1DeoF4

Today we had nine boats out, and some of us raced for various lengths of time. We retired to Howard’s cottage for a lasagna lunch, courtesy of Terry. The keenest returned to the race course and sailed until the first snow flurries, just after 4 PM. It was a day of in between winds – most of us sailed with ABSSs, although the heavier guys used FO1s. Bob had an almost perfect record, but both Bob and I had to retire from races when we got too close and personal to the leeward mark! I was stupid fast downwind, but just plain stupid upwind. Bob was just fast all around. A couple of photos, with thanks, by Dave Collins.

All in all, I had three days of good sailing: sorry if you missed it!

If we get enough rain after this snowfall, and a few cold nights, we might just be doing this again next weekend. There is still lots of ice on Sherbrooke.

(I also note a Facebook post that the PEI guys sailed this weekend, absent Doug of course.)

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Still more Baikal

Our German friend Torsten Siems telling a fish story, tuning notes on Jost Kolb’s boat (cash reward for whoever can de-code it all), Dideric gettin’ down, and lunch on the ice.

James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401-258-6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com


Awards

Eben took second in the silver fleet, check him out getting his medal! Next is some great food; it was “international night” so all the participants brought local stuff to eat. It was killah!

Next we see regatta winner Jost Kolb filling the trophy with vodka help from Dideric Von Ramsdic, one of the guys who makes this whole event happen. The vodka was gone before it ate through the trophy!

Next is Eben with his second place medal, Berger with his third place medal, and me with my paper award for fourth.

James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401-258-6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com


Baikal Pics Yet Again

Hey Folks- don’t have time to write a long missive but check the pics- A big rock, napping in the sun, Eben in second spot, Eben’s hand filleted ormul fish (Derusha would be impressed), and the map of where the hell we are!

James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401-258-6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com


More Baikal pics

And a few more… first is a big rock. Plenty of those here! Next a little husky puppy. Cute little poop factory…. old broom. Don’t know why I thought that was interesting apart from the fact that I’ve never used one. Next is a guy using the runner sharpener on the porch of the lodge- not a bad view from the shop! Last is me and my little Siberian friend. Poor guy had the crap scared out of him by a cat a few seconds later…. that cat better watch itself if that dog comes back in a year!

James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401-258-6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com


More pics

Took a little walk yesterday while under postponement for lack of breeze. Went with Eben, Chris, Marci, and David Howlett of Great Britain. David coached a few British sailors you may have heard of- names like Ainslie and Percy come to mind.

First pic is looking back at launch site from big promontory. Next is yours truly. Third is other side of promontory- the cliff is higher than it looks! Last is a big arch…. if you’re into geology you’d dig this place, pardon the pun

James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401-258-6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com


More Baikal Pics

The view from the lodge- amazingly quiet in the morning- walking down to the lake- unloading the container- Eben raising the flag at opening ceremony. We wanted him to sing the national anthem but he opted out for some reason-

James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401-258-6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com