Sailors were greeted with fifteen knots and rain Sunday morning as they gathered at Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club for the 2016 Superbowl Charity Regatta. Due to high winds, Green Fleet Optimists were cancelled, and Championship Fleet sailors waited ashore for the race course to be set. Due to a Southerly breeze, the race committee set a course in the middle of Marina Del Rey with a start line just West of Burton Chase Park.
By the time the course was set, gusts were up to twenty five knots. When the call was made to launch, sailors braved the high winds and shoved off. Even though many were quickly overwhelmed by the adverse weather, sailors faced their fears and learned to cope with the conditions. Though only four sailors were able to make the first start, everyone who made it off the dock learned a valuable lesson. Even when the winds are strong and the skies are gray, it is pivotal to give it a try. The only way to find the Edge is to occasionally topple over.
The Super Bowl Regatta will resume on Sunday, February 13th. The awards and raffle banquet will be at 4:00 PM in the Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club clubhouse with warm food and lots of prizes.
If you picked up an entry package with a raffle ticket or purchased tickets for the regular raffle or the blue tickets for the sails raffle, bring them with you to the banquet, send them with a friend or let the event staff know your numbers and color of ticket at firstname.lastname@example.org .