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About William Staiger

After careers in Engineering and Law, William ("Chris") Staiger is now on his 3rd career: Retirement. Chris has been designing, building and racing model yachts for nearly 45 years, but now enjoys doing so full-time. While being a recent transplant to San Diego he has been racing in Argonauts' events since 1980. Chris' wife, Dr. Pam Staiger (also recently-retired) is working on her 2nd careers as favorite aunt to a host of neices and nephews, and a clarinetist with a local symphony orchestra. Together, they enjoy cycling, swimming, classical concerts, and activities with their church.

Feb. Points – DF95 & IOM

More Water, But less wind….

The Draining/Scraping/Refilling of the Pond left us precariously low on water and forced the use of a 4-Heat HMS scenario for the IOM Region 8 Championships held February 16th – 18th (limiting fleet sizes to 11 boats). Fortunately, the Pond has mostly regained its ‘normal’ water level and only a small reef remained near the fill pipe for our February 24th Points Races.

Seventeen DF95’s took to the water in light, variable winds with RD Ben Reeve calling the line, taking down names, arbitrating disputes and narrowly avoiding protests.

Next it was Deja vu all over again as Eleven IOM’s started in moderate westerly winds. Racing was tight and clean as five skippers shared the 1st Place finishes between them.