Weather: Strong Easterly Breeze, ranging from 5~20 knots. Inconsistent breeze.
Course Notes: Starboard course with the bottom rounding mark in front of the club. Top mark on opposite side of the island. The windward shadow of the island extended nearly the entire lake between the island and the road on the upwind leg. Unless you were a couple of boats lengths away from the wall you would be in less breeze and a knocking position. The legs were the wind was lighter the windward shadow had less of an impact, but as the wind built he shadow grew.
Also on the windward leg, have to remember that just because the water is ripping on the windward shore doesn’t mean there isn’t wind right next to the shore.
Downwind leg was a matter of picking up the best gusts as they travelled along the course. The strongest wind sometimes being found closer in to shore.