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LARC Moonlight Summer Series ("LARC after Dark")
Saturday, June 15, 2024

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May 22, 2021 - LARC Moonlight Race on Lake Lanier

* 2024 LARC Moonlight Series *

Race #1, Sat May 18

Race #2, Sat June 15
Race #3, Sat July 20
Race #4, Sat Aug 17

 

2024

Moonlight #2, Sat. June 15
 

On Saturday  June 15, we have the second Moonlight race sponsored by BFSC.   The skipper’s meeting will be at 6pm at X dock at Aqualand Marina.  At that time, a course will be announced and start times for each boat will be given.  The base for the start will be 8pm.  Please send an email by Friday to stewartdana3363@gmail.com if you are planning on racing.  This race is free to all members of the 3 sail clubs; LLSC, BFSC & UYC.

 

{Source: LARC email dated June 12, 2024}

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2023

Moonlight #4, Sat. August 26
 

After the brutal weather we have been having this week, I can FEEL the cool wind as I contemplate sailing in the last Moonlight race this Saturday, Aug. 26.  We will have the skipper’s meeting at 6pm at the coolest spot closest to X dock at Aqualand.  At that time, we will announce the course and start times for each boat. 

 

 

Moonlight Race #3

 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, then this picture shows all the fun you are missing by not sailing in the Moonlight races.  This avid sailor says “I love Moonlight races”.

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Moon #3 was a great Saturday night  for a race.  The weatherman predicted 3-4 mph on this evening, but we ended with a gorgeous 5-8 mph as the evening progressed and had a great time.  As seen in the picture, there was sporadic cloud cover, but the moon rose before the start of the race to shine until the early morning. 

 

Looking forward to doing some night racing, see you under the moonlight.     Dana

{Source: LARC email dated August 23, 2023}

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Moonlight #3, Sat. July 29

 

The first 2 Moonlight races did not go as planned, Mother Nature kept YANKING our chain, as the expression goes.  The first race had great wind at Skipper’s meeting but blew itself out by race time, making it impossible for the fastest boat to finish before motor time.  The second Moonlight race was the complete reverse.  We had no wind at the skipper’s meeting at 6pm, we set a short course and very few people believed we would have enough wind for a race.  This second race had great wind, mild temperatures and though it was cloudy and the moon popped out every once in a while, the wind was so nice that most people finished before it got dark.

 

So what do you think the odds are for nice wind this third Moonlight race on Saturday July 29?  Please send an email to stewartdanam@gmail.com with your intention to sail by Friday night.   If you have not raced in a LARC race this year, please include boat type/name, PHRF rating and the club in which you are a member.  We will have the skipper’s meeting at 6pm at Aqualand “X” dock.  At that time you will be given the course and your start time.  Again, please contact me by Friday night if you plan on sailing.

 

See you at Aqualand, Saturday  at “X” dock.

 

See you on the race course,  

Dana

{Source: LARC email dated July 25, 2023}

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Moonlight #2, Sat. July 1

 

The great thing about Moonlight races is no matter what we have a GREAT time.   The first race started with moderate wind and great weather but as we sailed to the second mark, the wind died.  But that didn’t stop the PAR-TY.  Most of us continued to drift toward A and enjoyed the gorgeous moon that was ordered for this evening which also included a great fireworks display.  Unfortunately, nobody completed the course in time.

 

But we have a second chance this Saturday.  Moonlight race #2 will be Saturday, July 1 with the skipper’s meeting at 6pm at Aqualand “X” dock.   At that time, we will announce the course and staggered start times.  Please send me an email by Friday, if you are thinking about joining us for this evening of moonlight and fireworks.  This is turning out to be a  week of warm weather and what a pleasure it will be to enjoy the cool evening breezes on this night of sailing.

 

See you on the race course,    Dana

 

{Source: LARC email dated June 29, 2023}

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What is better than a full Moon, a LARC night race and Fireworks?  Nothing, but if you sail in the LARC after Dark, Moonlight series on Sat. June the 3rd, you will get to experience all three!!!

 

The LARC Moonlight series, hosted by BFSC will have its first race of this series on Saturday with the skipper’s meeting at Aqualand “X” dock at 6pm.  At that time, you will be given the course and your staggered start time.

 

This race is free to all members of one of the three sailing clubs; LLSC, BFSC or UYC.  Please send me (stewartdanam@gmail.com) an email Friday with your name, sail #, boat type and PHRF rating if you are interested in participating in this race.   If you cannot make the skipper’s meeting, please send a representative for your boat. 

 

Here is the schedule for the next 3 races in the series:

Race #2, Sat July 1

Race #3, Sat July 29

Race #4, Sat Aug 26

 

Attached is the NOR/SI for the 2023 LARC series. <snip>

I look forward to seeing everyone Sat night,   

Dana

 

{Source: Email excerpt from LARC email dated June 2, 2022}

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What is better than a full Moon, a LARC night race and Fireworks?  Nothing, but if you sail in the LARC after Dark, Moonlight series on Sat. June the 3rd, you will get to experience all three!!!

The LARC Moonlight series, hosted by BFSC will have its first race of this series on Saturday with the skipper’s meeting at Aqualand “X” dock at 6pm.  At that time, you will be given the course and your staggered start time.

 

This race is free to all members of one of the three sailing clubs; LLSC, BFSC or UYC.  Please send me (stewartdanam@gmail.com) an email Friday with your name, sail #, boat type and PHRF rating if you are interested in participating in this race.   If you cannot make the skipper’s meeting, please send a representative for your boat. 

 

Here is the schedule for the next 3 races in the series:

Race #2, Sat July 1

Race #3, Sat July 29

Race #4, Sat Aug 26

 

Attached is the NOR/SI for the 2023 LARC series.

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xcerpts from last summer's 2022 series:

Did you see that gorgeous moon last night?  

It reminded me that the last Moonlight race of the year will be this Saturday.  We will have a skipper’s meeting on Sat, Aug 13 at 6pm at Aqualand, “X” dock area.  At that time, we will announce the course and starting times for all those pre-registered and competitors at the skipper’s meeting.

 

Just a reminder that I will send a text message with course and start time between 6:30-6:50 to anyone that requests this by Friday midnight.

See you in the moonlight! 

Dana

{Source: LARC email dated August 9, 2022}

The second of the three Moonlight races will be Saturday, July 9.  

  1. I have one addition to the sailing instructions, there will be a skipper’s meeting for individuals interested. 

  2. This skipper’s meeting will be held at 6pm at the grassy area in front of “X” dock at Aqualand, at that time the course will be announced.

  3. I will send a text message with start time and course on Saturday night if you notify me by FRIDAY NIGHT 1) PHRF rating, 2) skipper’s name,  3) sail #,  4) type of boat/name of boat, and 5) club affliation 6) phone number

See you on the race course,    
Dana


{Source: LARC email dated July 6, 2022}

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