Scots move to the line at the Grits 'n Haggis regatta Sandy Eustis leads the fleet
Busy at the leeward mark Spinnakers full
Lake Keowee is about 8 miles west of Clemson, SC at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. For 6 years now, Fleet 193 has hosted this regatta on the 3rd weekend in May. It is usually temperatures in the mid 80’s by now, but this weekend was different. As boats came in from other clubs on Friday the gusts were 20+, usually a precursor for no wind the next day. Depending on which website you checked, the weather & wind reports varied wildly. We had light breezes on Saturday morning, but by the noon competitors’ meeting it was a steady 10 to 12. The sun was out, but it felt more like October than May.