If ever a title had a perfect double meaning, this is it. You remember the Ed’s bitch about the dummies from Fresno Yacht Club who booted him from their only reason for existing, the High Sierra Regatta last year? A bizarre obsession with arcane NoCal PHRF rules was the supposed reason his Shaw 650 was kicked out of the event, but the larger issues were the incompetence, absence of communication and absolute denial of the spirit of competition from those “in charge” at the Yacht Club named after the city with one of the biggest Meth Problems in the country. Whatever it looks like the Ed’s constant Satan worshiping since that day have paid off:
Bad News from the people that run Huntington Lake. That would be the Southern California Edison Company and the Forrest Service. The Lake is now at 33% of capacity and they will be holding that level throughout the summer. What that means is that the water level is 48 feet below what we normally see at regatta time. The launch ramp is nowhere near the lake’s edge and there are two large islands in the middle of the starting line. The upper lakes Edison is at 4% and Florence is at 7%. The water plan is for SCE to hold as much as they can in Florence but run it straight through Huntington to meet their water commitments to the farmers down in the Valley.
The Fresno Fleet has determined that there is NO POSSIBILITY OF HAVING A REGATTA THIS YEAR SO HUNTINGTON IS NOW CANCELLED FOR 2014. Jump in the thread.