Hello Everyone! I am very excited to say that my regatta at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) was my best regatta! You must read the post to find out what place I got,
or you could just scroll down.
Anyway, we started off by driving there which took about 45 minutes. When we arrived, I went inside and explored the yacht club. It was pretty big. I talked to my friends, and finally, my coaches, Anthony and Katherine, came with our Teras. We rigged them partly and then went to the skippers meeting. My other coach, Captain Rod, showed me the courses and gave me a chart.
After the skipper’s meeting, I finished rigging my boat and went up to the yacht club to eat. When I came down, the shackle from my boat was gone! I had also heard that a boom, sister hook, block and mainsheet were lost. Berkley, the RS Tera director of California, drove all the way to Newport to buy replacements. Anyway, Captain Rod tied the boom vang to the mast with a rope because the shackle was missing. Then, I launched. Captain Rod knows a lot of tricks to rig/de-rig and fix sailboats.
Did I forget to mention there were 8 racers? Yes, I did. Anyway, we started the 1st race. I got 5th….WAAAAAAA! I guess I should’ve practiced a race while I had the time. The next race I did much, much better. I got second! YAY! Now I’m going to tell you why I can never get first. There is this girl named Emily. SHE GETS FIRST EVERY SINGLE RACE! SHE IS SAVAGE. Luckily she’s moving to Optimists in the fall. Anyway, something AWESOME about that race is I was beating her for 90% of the race. I’ve never seen that happen.
Back to the race. In the next one, I got second and was on Emily’s tail! Yay me 🙂 ! Then, it was break time. I ate my lunch of a sandwich and chips. I also filled up my water.
Okay nobody cares I get it. After that, we hopped back into our boats and did 2 more races. I got 2nd again. *Everyone Claps* And in the last race, I got 4th 😦 . WAAAAAAAAAA
So after that everybody sailed in and de-rigged. Then, we went to the results. I saw my result posted up already, and I was super duper excited. Finally, it was time. They announced a bunch of different things before they did the Tera results 😦 . “And second place goes to Kate!” they said. I ran up and received my award. Now one thing I have to say.
I did get first at a regatta in a lake a few weeks ago, but at ABYC there were very good sailors, and at the lake, they were easy to beat.
After that, I ate a burger and 2 cookies. I got 3, but my mom stole one of my cookies. 😦 Really, Mom?
I had an amazing day! ❤ 🙂