S.A.i.L. Therapy Sessions

Steve LavenderFleet News, Leadline

Editor’s NoteSteve Lavender is not only the HSC Commodore, but he is also the chief therapist for our Laser sailors. S.A.i.L. stands for Sail-Aholics in Lasers.  I think that name tells it all.  Any owner of a Laser is invited to race each week.  Volunteers are sought to be the race committee.  Each week Steve writes a summary, reports the scores, and rewrites a song that reflects the theme of the event. Here’s Steve’s final report of this past S.A.i.L. season.  

We ended our Tuesday night series on a very pleasant August evening that included a northerly 6 to 11 mph breeze.   Dave and Stephanie ran a very nice 5 race series for us.  Ryan came on strong in the last two races to win evening, closely followed by Stu and Matt.

As I said this was our last Tuesday evening session.  We sailed 214 races since we started our “frostbiting season” at the beginning of November.   We averaged over 8 participants per session and had 34 different sailors participate!   I am hoping we’ll all “get by till the regular season ends” (see below) and we start “frostbiting” again at the beginning of November.   Between now and then we might be able to slip in a Saturday session, for example, perhaps even on Labor Day weekend.  In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you on your other boats!
– Your S.A.i.L. Counselor

Get By Till the Regular Season Ends
(With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles)

What did you think when we ended Tuesdays?
Did you give up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key

Oh We’ll get by till the regular season ends
And, we’ll get by with a little help from our friends
Mm, we’ll frostbite when the regular season ends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from our friends

What do you do when the laser’s put-away?
Does it worry you to be alone?
How do you feel at the end of Tuesday?
Are you sad because you’re on your own?

Well, we’ll get by till the regular season ends
Mm, we’ll frostbite when the regular season ends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from our friends

Do you need laser racing?
I just need something to sail
Could it be any racing?
I want something I can sail

Did you get hooked on our sails at twilight?
Yes, I’m wishing we could do it all the time
How did  you feel at the end of the night?
I can tell you, I really felt fine

Well, we’ll get by till the regular season ends
Mm, we’ll frostbite when the regular season ends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from our friends

Do you need laser racing?
I just need something to sail
Could it be any racing?
I want something I can sail

Oh, we’ll get by till the regular season ends
Mm, we’ll frostbite when the regular season ends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from our friends
Yes,  we’ll get by with a little help from our friends
See you when October’s at its end