Tour of Abaco, Schooner Bay Village

After a long break from racing, we picked the tour up again at the Schooner Bay Village on the island of Abaco.  Schooner Bay is a new development approximately 25 miles south of Marsh Harbour. http://schoonerbaybahamas.com/

The extremely heavy winds over the previous few weeks eased up for a perfect sailing day.  We had southeast winds at approx 10-12 mph.  The winds were steady and did not vary for the whole day.  This made for really tight racing.  We all stood on the brand new dock in the harbour.  Randy Key got off to a slow start after he finally discovered a weed on his keel in race 3, but then finished strong.  The racing was so close that we actually had 2 ties.  One tie was between Randy and his son, Robert, in race 7, and the other was between Randy and Anders in the last race.  We were able to get in 10 1-lap races.  We had no breakdowns, mishaps, or anything out of the ordinary, except for a turtle swimming by for a look.  Anders edged out Randy for 2nd place, and Jim Kaighin won the day with 6 first place finishes.

Schooner Bay Village
Marsh Harbour Sailing Club
Abaco, Bahamas
March 24, 2012

RACE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TOTAL
Jim Kaighin 1 1 2 1 2 “3” 1 3 1 1 13
Anders Ljungholm 2 4 3 2 1 4 1 2 2 21
Randy Key 4 3 “5” 3 1 2 2 2 3 2 22
Robert Key 3 2 1 4 4 4 2 4 4 “6” 28
David Knowles 5 6 4 5 5 “6” 6 5 5 5 46
Glen/Joshua Kelly 6 5 6 “7” 6 5 5 6 6 4 49

Thanks again, as always, to our race committee Lenore and Ylva.  We also had some really good cookies and lemonade to wrap up the day.

The final event of the year in the Bahamas is scheduled for Man-O-War on April 7.  Then the RC Laser North Americans at Canandaigua, NY, June 8-10 – http://rclaser.org/

See below a slideshow of photos taken by Joshua Kelly and Lucas Kaighin.  The attached pictures above are taken by Tito Baldwin.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/57433754@N00/sets/72157629304177986/

and also a brief youtube video:

And another photo gallery here: http://goo.gl/4qdND

This race report was submitted by Jim Kaighin.