Hi Everybody,

I am sorry I have not posted in a while, I have had been really busy. Since my last post I have been accepted into my top choice high school, had two laser regattas, and have started the construction of the rc boat I talked about a few posts ago. Next year I will be going to the  The Bay School of San Francisco. I was really excited when I got my letter, I did a lot of work to get in and I can’t wait to go be a student at Bay.

On the Laser front, I have put two more regattas under my belt. The first regatta, which was my third laser regatta, was at the St Francis Yacht Club. There was about 14 kts of wind both days of the regatta and because I am small for a laser I had a hard time in these conditions. On the last downwind leg of one of the races,  my friend and I were racing eachother for second to last place.  It was unclear who would beat the other until about 4 boat lenghts from the finish when I took the lead and crossed before he did. We had a great time racing neck and neck with eachother, it was my favorite time at the regatta. Here are the results: http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=6372

The second regatta was in LA at the California Yacht Club. Because it was a three day regatta and all the way in LA, my whole family went as a road trip.  There were a lot of very good sailors at this regatta, it is a qualifier for the Laser Worlds. The conditions were perfect for my size and I did fairly well for the whole regatta. Here are the results: http://results.calyachtclub.com/RaceResults/2013/laser_mww.html Here is a picture (I am in the yellow life jacket in the middle):

 

Last but not least, I have made a lot of progress on my model ac72. I have carved out the two hulls, both of the beams, and the center structure out of foam. The next thing I have to do is the fiberglass. Here are some pictures:

hulls and beams

Hulls and beams attached and standing on toothpicks

hulls, beams, and center structure

Hulls, beams, and center structure all attached with toothpicks, being held up by some homemade stands.

Hulls, beams, center structure and dowel to show what the mast might look likeHulls, beams, and center structure attached with toothpicks. The dowel shows the estimated mast location. I am not sure when I will fiberglass the boat or when it will be launched, but I am trying to complete it at the fastest speed I can without ruining it. I hope you liked this update, I hope to get back to you soon with more news.

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