Spring and warm weather returns! Winter is over and it’s that time of year to take boats out of storage! Annual preparation and cleaning will help prevent problems once you hit the water. Inspect your mast, stays, halyards and trailer and washing your boat will get you looking good for the season.
Reviewing the basic right of way rules and situations that Scot sailors often encounter when racing will get you ready for the season ahead. It's easy to forget how and where some rules come into play, so it never hurts to do a refresh prior to hitting the water.
Don’t forget to dress for water temperatures and not air temperature! Currently the river temperature at Berlin Lake is around 47º, wearing your life jacket could be the single most important factor surviving cold water immersion. There’s nothing quite like spending the day on your boat with family and friends. Just be sure safety is foremost in your mind.
As the 2021 season fast approaches, I’ll be seeing you all on the water soon! Until then, we’ll all be looking forward to another outstanding year of racing and fellowship at Berlin Yacht Club!
Fleet 19 Captain