Sports

Hot Rum sailing series

It was a test out on the water during the second leg of the Hot Rum series as crews battled the fog and each other to see who would come out on top. - Photo Submitted by Ken Woodward
It was a test out on the water during the second leg of the Hot Rum series as crews battled the fog and each other to see who would come out on top.
— image credit: Photo Submitted by Ken Woodward

Tyson Taylor

sports@pqbnews.com

The second of seven sailing races of the “Hot Rum” series was held last Sunday (Jan. 26) by the racing fleet of the Schooner Cove Yacht Club.

The races are conducted under the rules of the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet or PRHF, a recognized standard for racing in North America. This system penalizes a faster boat at the expense of a slower boat so that theoretically all boats are equal. The only variables are the weather and the skill of the crew.

The winds were as light as the fog was thick making it a very challenging contest for the skippers and crews of the four participating boats.

After the start of the race at 10:45 a.m., the competitors disappeared into the mists and many did not see one another until completing the course. Finding their way around the course in the fog proved very difficult for all of the crews. With almost zero visibility, blind luck was the extra factor for all the crews involved.

The next race in the series is scheduled for February 9.

Jan. 26 results:

Vessel               Skipper                 Time

1. Calais            Wayne Stremel     1:47.47

2. Freewind        Ian Watson           1:54.27

3. After Five       Andrea Bourdreau   1:59.10

4. Shingebiss    Neal Berger            2:00.32

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C. cities demand greater oil pipeline scrutiny, safety
 
TOUR DE ROCK: Rough ride to Tofino as two cyclists injured
 
Province floats gas tax shift to ferries
Highlanders shifting matches to Royal Athletic Park
 
Sunny August up monthly record
 
SPCA holds Open House
Updated Monday: Senior hiker Tony Morley still missing
 
Pool and more open for Family Day splashing
 
The Week — Oct. 25: Exam is least of your worries

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 25 edition online now. Browse the archives.