Hobie 16/ Hobie 20 NAC’s, Harrison Hot Springs

The weekend is over, everyone has arrived… and the fun begins…

Actually, the fun started Friday with the first boats arriving about noon. First in the park were Blair and Sasha Wallace and Pat Porter. John Holmburg showed up shortly after that. The a few more boats arrived during the day with the bulk of sailors showing up on Saturday. The weather was overcast but not rainy as people arrived, unpacked their boats and proceeded with the Weigh-in and check-in. A bit thanks to Scot Chapman who was our tractor driver taking boats from the road side and moving them into the park. Size didn’t matter as he brought everything from single boat trailers to Jim Sohn’s (Iowa) cargo trailer with 6 H16, 3 bikes, 3 cat trax, 2 Eclipse paddle boards and 1 kayak.

The final 5 boats showed up on a rainy Sunday and everyone was there. Practice racing started on the water about 2:30 in damp conditions and about 10 knots on the lake. It was more for the Race Management team to get out the kinks ready for Monday’s racing, but about 15 sailors came out and did some practice starts and a few ‘almost’ races…

Sunday nights Meet and Greet had some great hors d’oeuvres, (which disappeared quickly!) and live music by local singer Todd Richard and the TR band.

The weather is looking to clear up during the week so hopefully we will see the sun so people are able to enjoy the true beauty of Harrison.

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