SUMMER SAILSTICE - JUNE 20 - 22 AT LESC CLICK TO VIEW PICTURES OF WHAT YOU MISSED!
Article by Sam Chapin
Rick Loewen in his Nacra 20 catamaran won the Portsmouth race at the Lake Eustis Sailing Club this past Saturday. John Houck with an MC scow was second and Ray Laguna in a Flying Scott was third of the 21 boats entered. This was part of a busy Saturday at the Lake Eustis Sailing Club to celebrate the Summer Solstice, June 21, the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. This was part of the “Summer Sailstice” an International event organized by John Arndt of California to get sailors out and sailing on June21. Ten or twelve invited visitors brought their boats and joined the local sailing group.
The thunderstorm at 12:30 delayed the sailing water fight until 2PM when 16 boats (8 on two teams) sailed past each other squirting water pistols and water cannons at each other. Some were soaked, some sprayed and some stayed dry.
That was followed by a fancy BBQ and then the Portsmouth race.
The backup drummers for the Jimmy Buffet band stopped by, had a sailboat ride and put on a half hour steel drum concert.
Toward Sunset about half the group had a raft up with a pontoon boat passing out snacks and good cheer.
After that nearly everyone had had enough fun and the moon light sail disappeared into the dark.
Click here to see pictures of other recent LESC activities documented by John Cole.
10/03-05 15th Wildcat Multi-Hull Regatta Check out last years results
10/25-26 9th Inland Lake Championship Regatta for Opti,Laser & 420
11/08-09 21st MC Scow South East Regional Championship Regatta Check out last years Regatta
12/06 Club Christmas Party
01/30-02/01 16th Wayfarer Midwinter Championship Regatta. Check out last years Midwinter's results
01/30-02/01 7th MC Scow Train Wreck Regatta. Check out last years Train Wreck results.
02/14-16 45th George Washington Birthday Regatta. Check out last years photos and Scores.
03/10-11 Zenda U for MC Scow
03/12-14 43nd MC Midwinters Festival, a full week of racing with the Midwinter Championship's. Check out last years MW results and pictures.
03/28-29 61st Mount Dora Annual Sailing Regatta. See Pictures from last years regatta.