THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

So many people...Rest in peace.

RE-OPENING PHASE 1

YACHT CLUB SAILING ACTIVITIES CURTAILED UNTIL AT LEAST 6/5

171st Race To The Coast postponed one week to June 20.

Gulfport to Pensacola June 26, 27.

GYA Challenge Cup July 24~26.


To be silent is to be complicit...

   I have a platform and therefore a duty to the New Orleans community and our African-American sailors & yacht club employees to speak up and emphatically state that BLACK LIVES MATTER!!


   "This is not something that I am going to run by anybody.

I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed.

If they take football away, my endorsements from me,

I know that I stood up for what is right."

Colin Kaepernick


LPWSA Wednesday Night Racing  6.3

   Wenesday Night Racing images from race 3 aboard Mont Echols' WILD on a mostly cloudy June 3. Currently editing through 700+ pics and uploading to the gallery...Gybe back later tonight to enjoy the full album.

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Single/Double-Handed Racing Series #2  race 2

Race 2 images from the Single/Double-Handed Racing Series #2 on Sunday, May 31.

Thanks for the WILD ride Team Echols!

1 TX-2   2 VALERIO   3 ZEPHYR v2.0

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LPWSA Wednesday Night Racing  5.27

   Mid-week crews sailed the J-H-A course on a southeasterly @ 10-12 under mostly cloudy conditions at the second phase 1 Wednesday night gathering post-shutdown which means absolutely nothing this evening as the number of Americans killed by Covid-19 surpassed 100,000 today... in only four months.

Unbelievable!


Single/Double-Handed Racing Series #2  race 1

   A few shore images from the opening race of the Single/Double-Handed Racing Series #2 on Sunday, May 24. Sailors left the J-Delta-A course marks to port this weekend as they enjoyed a warm southeasterly @ 10 but had no success in catching and beating GOOD INTENTIONS back to the line.

1 GOOD INTENTIONS   2 PINTAIL   3 KRYPTONITE

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LPWSA Wednesday Night Racing  5.20

   Race 1 of the first post-pandemic shutdown mid-week sailing series, the Lake Pontchartrain Women's Sailing Association Wednesday Night Racing with Social Distancing on May 20. There sure were alot of smiling sailors out there happy to be back on the water again. Nice to see everyone having a good time! Thanks for the ride Mont!

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Wednesday Night Racing 2020 is back...with distancing!

   Fun, informal phase 1 mid-week competition returns to the southshore this week as the Lake Pontchartrain Women's Sailing Association resumes the 2020 Wednesday Night Racing season with social distancing, on hold since opening night March 11. A staggered pursuit start sequence to the 'J' marks and back begins at 6:30 pm determined by your boat's phrf rating and that will be your starting time throughout the series. Entrants will record their own finishing time and the competitors just ahead and behind them. The only entry fee is smiles, the sole requirements are hitting no other boats & safely keeping your distance and that you post your finish info on the LPWSA facebook page. Have fun and see you on the water!

Laissez les bon temps rouler a 6 pieds de distance!

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The PSSA&D Single/Double-Handed Racing Series  week 9

   Sailors enjoyed a gusty Sunday southerly at the final race of the '20 Pandemic Shutdown Social Aid & Distancing Single/Double-Handed Racing Series on May 17. Thanks for the ride, Mont...You made it happen again today bro! BAD DOG wins the series in spin 'A', Gilbert & GOOD INTENTIONS takes the top spot in spin 'B' and PALOMA stands on the podium atop the non-spin fleet. Series #2, May 23~June 28, begins this weekend. Great participation everyone! Stay well.

1 VALERIO   2 TX-2   3 KRYPTONITE

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The PSSA&D Single/Double-Handed Racing Series  week 8

   A few Saturday afternoon shore pics of week 8 competitors at the Pandemic Shutdown Social Aid & Distancing Racing Series on a cool and breezy May 9. Hard to believe it's been two months already. The scope of this tragedy, the number of lives lost in such a short period of time, is breathtaking. Navigate a one fathom lifestyle and stay well.

1 VALERIO   2 GOOD INTENTIONS   3 J22

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The PSSA&D Single/Double-Handed Racing Series  week 7

    A few race 7 shore pics from the '20 Pandemic Shutdown Social Aid & Distancing Single/Double-Handed Racing Series on Sunday, May 3. Team LeBlanc sailed their Melges 24 TRIPLE D's back to 'A' mark first, followed by KRYPTONITE and Chris Wientjes' J22 on another beautiful spring afternoon in New Orleans. Week 8 race begins Saturday morning.

1 TRIPLE D's   2 KRYPTONITE   3 J22

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The PSSA&D Single/Double-Handed Racing Series  week 6

Race 6 images from the Pandemic Shutdown Social Aid & Distancing Single/Double-Handed Racing Series on Sunday, April 26.

Thanks for the ride Mont...I always appreciate it!

ZEPHYR v2.0   2 TRIPLE D's   3 KRYPTONITE

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Saturday afternoon on the lakefront  4.25

A few boats at West End enjoying a beautiful day on the water on April 25.

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The PSSA&D Single/Double-Handed Racing Series  week 5

   Lakefront runners & walkers were the only thing moving at the race 5 start of the Single/Double-Handed Racing Series on Saturday, April 18. The first leg was a drifter but the breeze eventually filled in along with afternoon showers. Week #6 race Sunday morning, 1030 @ 'A' mark. Stay well out there!

KRYPTONITE   2 COOL J   3 SHASTAH


The PSSA&Single/Double-Handed Racing Series  week 4

   VALERIO sailing out to the race 4 start of the 2020 Pandemic Shutdown Social Aid & Distancing Single/Double-Handed Racing Series on April 11, another beautiful weekend with comfortable temps, low humidity and a shifty, gusty easterly.

1 VALERIO   2 GOOD INTENTIONS   3 COOL J

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Wednesday evening @ West End  4.8

HOT CHOCOLATE & JACKRABBIT 2 heading out for some properly distanced J30 sunset sailing on April 8.

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DESTROY THE COVID!!  week 3

   Race 3 at the 2020 Pandemic Shutdown Social Aid & Distancing Single/Double-Handed Racing Series on Sunday, April 5, a repeat of last weekend with temp's in the 70's and an easterly @ 12-15. An appreciative shout out to Hazel & Mont Echols IV for getting me out on the water today...You made this happen. And thanks everyone for allowing us to get up close to the action. Keep ya' distance!

1 GOOD INTENTIONS   2 WIENTJES   3 SHASTAH

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The PSSA&D Single/Double-Handed Racing Series  week 2

   LUNA reaching fast at the 2020 Pandemic Shutdown Social Aid & Distancing Single/Double-Handed Racing Series on Sunday, March 29, a beautiful day on the water with temp's in the 70's, low humidity and a northerly @ 15. 

1 GOOD INTENTIONS   2 VALERIO   3 COOL J

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