Fall racing season kicks off in Oceanside

The water may be rough and cold, but that's just the way they like it

The wind and waves may be coming up as winter approaches, but that doesn’t faze members of the Schooner Cove Yacht Club, who have already begun their Fall Colour Series of races.

The first race, held on Sept. 23, saw a total of nine boats signed up to compete, but five of them — Shingebiss, Rambunctious, Trinity, Maxim and Dogonit didn’t even start the race, while one, Janey, did start, but didn’t finish the course.

Out of the diminished field, first place was taken by Dash, followed by Freewind in second and Advantageous in third.

The second race, on Sept. 30, saw a bit of an upset, with Flight entering the field and running away with top spot, relegating Dash to second place. This time as well, Janey was able to complete the course to take a third place finish.  The next race in the Fall Colours series will be held on Oct. 21.

 

 

• The Deep Bay Yacht Club’s next racing series will take to the water this Sunday, with a second race slated for Oct. 28.