“Race Committee? We don’t need no stinkin’ race committee”
From the 1948 film Treasure of the Sierra Madre
On 12 Nov, the day of the annual business meeting, WCSC held the first, uh, Annual Business Meting Race. Several members had inquired of the possibility of an additional distance race prior to the end of the year. Sail Committee chair John Barnard said he’d look into it. He did, got the notice out, managed to contract reasonable weather; everything except a volunteer race committee. Not to worry, we can be a clever group. It was decided to use (the usual) start buoy S 20 and buoy S 20A DC (in place of the unavailable RC boat) as the start/finish line. One of the racers announced the start of the delay-time clock over vhf radio. The boats started on the honor system. All went well.