28 April brought light showers and almost no breath of wind. Dr. Ishikawa shared the summer calendar for the Pohnpei Sailing Club. The summer will include the first Pohnpei Sailing Club cup.
|04/28/12||13:00||16:00||Umezu, Kazuo, John||First grade examination
Rounding mark, start
|05/05/12||13:00||16:00||Umezu, John, Hideo, Yumi||Rounding mark, start, basic sailing|
|05/12/12||13:00||16:00||Umezu, John, Hideo, Yumi||Rounding mark, start, basic sailing|
|05/19/12||13:00||16:00||Umezu, John||Third grade teaches other grades,
|05/26/12||13:00||16:00||Umezu, Kazuo, John||Second grade examination,
Pohnpei cup application start-up
racing exercise, basic sailing
|06/02/12||13:00||16:00||Umezu, John, Hideo, Yumi||Racing exercise, basic sailing|
|06/09/12||13:00||16:00||Umezu, John, Hideo, Yumi||Racing exercise, basic sailing|
|06/16/12||13:00||16:00||Umezu, John||Racing exercise|
|06/23/12||13:00||16:00||Umezu, Kazuo, John||Racing exercise|
|06/30/12||13:00||16:00||Umezu, Kazuo, John||Racing exercise|
|07/07/12||11:00||16:00||Umezu, Kazuo, John||Pohnpei cup sailing race
|07/14/12||11:00||16:00||Umezu, Kazuo, John||Pohnpei cup sailing race
|07/21/12||11:00||16:00||Umezu, Kazuo, John||Pohnpei cup sailing race
|07/28/12||11:00||16:00||Umezu, Kazuo, John||Pohnpei cup sailing race
|08/04/12||13:00||16:00||Umezu, Kazuo, John||Undecidedness|
|08/11/12||13:00||16:00||Umezu, Kazuo, John||Undecidedness|
The participants in this first Topper competition will be the club’s youth members. The entry fee will be one dollar, and the Saturdays leading up to the race will include practice sessions.
Although the day was rainy with little to no wind, Dr. Ishikawa and Dr. Umezu were both on deck teaching and directing the student sailors.
In July the Pohnpei Sailing Club will hold its first race, the Pohnpei Sailing Club cup. The scoring will be a low point system. First place one point, second two, third three points. Not starting is one point, not finishing is one point, disqualification is four points.
Sailing in the lagoon means learning to navigate literally crowded waters. Children of all ages swim in the lagoon, swimming out beyond the anchored boats.