April showers in San Francisco mean that Golden Gate JOAD shoots may be rained out. This time we finally decided enough is enough. Time to show the weather who’s boss by agreeing to shoot rain or shine. That’ll show the rain!
Fortunately for our April Achievement Shoot archers the rain was only a mild, intermittent drizzle. Even so, we learned a number of valuable lessons that hardier archery clubs no doubt already know. For one, paper targets start to fall apart when rained on. Second, paper score cards get easily mussed. All great lessons for next time because there’s more rain where that came from. Tyvek targets and score cards anyone?
This shoot was another indoor distance shoot. Kind of ironic to be shooting “indoors” in the rain. A hand to all the archers who braved the weather to shoot our JOAD Qualifying Rounds and Adult Achievement Shoot at the Golden Gate Park Archery range.
A head’s up on next month’s shoot:
Fitting achievement shoot archers and regular session archers into our space at the appropriate targets and distances is logistically challenging. Archers who are not ready to shoot in time for the first qualifying round may have to shoot in one of the practice lanes until the second round when time will be available to fit them into an achievement shoot lane at the correct distance and target. It’s kind of like arriving late to the Opera, where you may have to wait for a pause or for intermission to be seated 😀