This past weekend we (especially Tadpole) helped Twinkletoes and Dumbledore get the Hunter 34, Windependent
, put back together and into the water. We also worked with Carguy and took a cruising sailor friend (Desert Blue) out sailing on Black Magic on Saturday in extremely light winds. We also enjoyed dinner with sailors at Tu Bull's place.
On Sunday, while I was ferrying Black Magic south from the Rock Canyon Marina to the Marina del Sur, I finally got some half decent winds to sail in, giving the Etchells a nice heel and bringing her to life while I sailed solo. Because I was sailing alone, I even had to do a little bit of depowering. Keeping an eye on the sails and trying to figure out approaching wind shifts, coordinating shroud and backstay tension, fighting a partially broken traveler car, and trying to get smooth tacks kept me plenty busy, but I did manage to get a few pictures. Unfortunately, Carol Anne and Tadpole were at lunch and never got to see it. In the meantime, Tadpole got to go up a tall mast and enjoy the view from about fifty feet above water level.
Weather forecast for Saturday, November 17, 2007, day 321 at Elephant Butte Lake:
70 degrees F high temp, 42 F low
04% chance rain
winds from the West at 2 to 8 mph
6:41 a.m. sunrise, 5:06 p.m. sunset
half moon rising around lunch time (12:47 pm) and setting at midnight (11:57 pm)
Elephant Butte Lake, Monday, 12 noon, Nov. 12
4,325.16' above benchmark, 331,352 acre feet
... up 1 inch and 836 acre feet in 24 hours
... up 2.4 inches and 2,085 a.f. in 71 hours
... up 9 inches and 8,000 a.f. since Oct. 25 low point
Heron Lake, Monday, 2 p.m., Nov. 12
7,150.94' elev., 223,583 a.f.
down 1/8 inch in 71 hours, down 4 1/4 inches since Oct. 25.
RIO GRANDE SAILING CLUB
NOVEMBER 17, 2007
ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE
THIS IS THE LAST OF THE FALL SERIES, THE RGSC FLEET WILL RACE FOR THE COMMODORES CUP AND ETCHELLS FLEET WILL CONCLUDE THEIR FALL SERIES THERE WILL ALSO BE TROPHIES FOR TOP THREE YACHTS IN THE COMMODORES CUP FLEET.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SATURDAY NOV. 17
10:30am Taco Casa 1stGun/Warning
1:00pm Buoy Racing
6:30pm To Be announced
later in week
FALL SERIES STANDINGS AS OF 11-11-07
A FLEET 9-22/23 10-13/14 10-27/28
HOLDEN 1332 44211 3111 26 -11 15
STRASIA 4244 12323 1323 34 -12 22
NMTECH 2123 33132 2232 30 -9 21
PILLARS 2412 CCCCC 5555 47 -15 32
3 THROW=OUTS/ TROPHIES TOP 3
ETCHELLS FLEET JESSEE 1111 112 8 -3 5
BYRNES 2222 444 20 -8 12
DITTMAR CCCC 233 18.6 -6 12.6
HAWN 5555 321 26 -10 16
2 THROW OUTS / TROPHIES TOP 2