Your SPSA Racing in February 2021

15 Feb 2021

Hey Sailor,

Here’s the information concerning our two races coming up.  I am going to be a little long winded since we have had a few new members join very recently.  We hope to see them out on the bay.  If you are racing for the first time with the SPSA, please send me a note and we will have a handicap for you.  If you can figure out how to register on our web page, even better.  On the blue bar click on the RACING button and select REGATTAS from the the drop down menu.  There is no entry fee. The best performances of the day in the spinnaker fleet and the cruising fleet are rewarded with a liquid trophy at the post race gathering. The post race gatherings are held under the tree at approximately 3:30 or 4:00.  That under the tree is the Centennial Oak Tree at the east end of Demen’s Landing.  To find us drive east on Demen’s Landing as far as you can go.  Eventually you drive all the way around the Centennial Oak Tree.  

20 Feb 2021 Spring Series Race Day #2  11 AM Start.   This is the second of four races days.  Two races are scheduled for each day.  Monitor VHF 72.  We plan plan to meet up under the tree after the race.  We had 14 boats in the January race, we expect a few more to be joining us.  Tack Tick is our committee, a Martin 243.  

27 Feb 2021 Full Moon Pursuit Race 6 PM 1st Start.  We really should call this a Sunset and Snow Moon Pursuit Race.  The sun sets at 6:30 and the moon rises at 7:04.  The full moon of every month has a name.  In January it’s called a Wolf Moon in February it’s the Snow Moon.  Sail declarations, that would be for cruising chute boats, need to be declared a couple of days early, it’s in the Notice of Race.  You’ll find the NOR in the  Docs  on the Regatta page.  Your start time and the course will be posted and emailed out on the Thursday before the race.    Our post race gathering will be in the Sailing Center Parking lot.  Drive right in and park.  
The best place to see a glorious moon rise is on the bay.