Spudster Fries competition on hot Mothers Day Typhoon weekend.
Spudster Fries competition on hot Mothers Day Typhoon weekend.
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Spudster Fries competition on hot Mothers Day Typhoon weekend.

This Potato Corner sponsored Second Sunday fell on Mothers Day, so the likeley hood was that the field would be very lean.  A further complication was  a typhoon forecast to hit luzon at the same time.
The SAGS, up in Subic,  decided that prudence was the better part of valor (I think they were more worried about their wives than a little thing like a Typhoon) and cancelled their own scheduled Mothers Day event. This resulted in Subic Sailors coming down to play at TLYC . NICE!
In reality, the typhoon started veering Northward, just grazing the  we had nice, but fairly light winds on Saturday morning, building in the afternoon, offshore.

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Austen Chamberlain took time out from racing in Subic to sail his Laser, which he has now enrolled into the club member rental program.  In this program, members can lease out their boats, thru the club administration, and they can collect their portion of the proceeds, or use it to pay any debts to the club.  Want to sail a Laser? Come down to TLYC and sail Austen’s “Black Magic”.

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Paolo Viloria, the club’s senior webmaster,  took out the modified Flying Junior with Joaida Pablo.  The FJ is a club rental dinghy, good for 2, that, like Austen’s Laser,  rents for P1000 per hour, or only P2500 per day.

Sunday proved to be a similar day, but with slightly stronger winds throughout the day.  The race course was set inshore a but more, just in case the wind really picked up due to the Typhoon close by.

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To our welcome surprise, we had MORE Subic Sailors,  former member and Hobie sailor Jeff Williams came over with hotshot  Sean Mitchell.  and rented a 16.

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New Member Raoul Feliciano and his son Teddy came down and got some valuable time on the water in the good conditions.

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Jose Sehwani Gonzales and Sarah Klinder have been continually improving.  They were battling it out, neck and neck with Jeff and Sean around the course in the first 2 races.

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Peter Capotosto and Mike dueled with Dirk Gardner and Joaida Pablo, who were not that far ahead.

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By the third race, the club’s still “master of disaster” title holder was seriously chewing up Dirk and Joai’s lead,  to grab a second.

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In Race 4 and 5 , we had new entrants, Arnel Ornales and Bong, who showed good speed at first, but technical problems forced them to retire.

 

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Spudster found the speed to spit out five bullets and take the regatta.  Too bad Michael Krober is only here a short time at the German Embassy. We’d all like to see him around more.  great crew.

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Photos by Carla Kramer

 

 

 

 

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