The MRPF racing team kicked off the season at Sarasota Sailing Squadron’s 72nd Annual Labor Day Regatta. With a solid 12-15 knot breeze on Saturday, and thunderstorms rolling in during the 4th race, it was a thrilling day. Sunday brought lighter air and the challenge of adjusting sails and trim to compensate. The MRPF fleet was led by Isaiah Jones, Regina Rettig, and Brodie Hausman. This was Isaiah’s first race with the Blue fleet since moving up from Green fleet, and Brodie’s first regatta with the Radial Laser class. Making the switch to racing a new boat, or with a new fleet, can be daunting, so we are proud of these guys to say the least.
Isaiah and Regina raced on the same course, in separate fleets, with Isaiah finishing 10th in Blue Fleet, and Regina 5th in White Fleet. Brodie managed a 6th place finish during the regatta and landed 9th overall in the Radial Laser Fleet. All in all, a strong start to the racing season for MRPF. These sailors are putting the practice time in on the river and we look forward to seeing it continue to pay off at our next few regattas.
Additionally, we are gearing up for the kickoff of our recreational sailing season. We have a handful of returning summer camp sailors who plan to join us every other Sunday for some casual sailing. We will have a chance to sail a variety of boats, including the Opti, Laser, Sunfish, and maybe even a Windmill or 420! It is our hope to keep your sailors engaged and on the water as much as possible.
If you are interested in either our racing or recreational programs, please email [email protected] for more information.