Just a reminder that the 49th Barefoot Open will be in 2 weeks, Oct. 15-16. Please register this week for t-shirts and let’s support this oldest regatta on the lake.
A big thanks to Will Brown for the excellent broccoli and chicken casserole we had this week and Mary Lyons for her help serving and clean up.
Thank you race committee of Warren Collier, Mary Lyons, Doug Early, Justin Zagarella, Kendrick Jones, Haley Boullon and Jean-Francois Rivard. They started in a different location this week and provided some interesting sailing as the light starts to fade earlier each week. There did seem to be some confusion about which fleets were to sail the shortened course and therefore several boats sailed an extra lap on the gorgeous Fall evening.
We had a couple of changes in the fleets this series. The cruiser fleet combined their Low and High fleet into one fleet and Bruce Barton moved to the Large Sportboat fleet with his Trimaran, Magic Fly.
In this second completed race of this series, the competition is getting hotter in the combined cruiser fleet with newcomer Ryan Jones in Daedalus, pushing the “old” experienced sailors. Dan McGraw has been “sizzling” this series with a 1st tonight in the Melges 24 fleet.
After coming back from their Sears Cup win at the Florida Yacht Club in J-24’s, Parker Thran sailed Super Bueno tonight and took a 2nd tonight in this race in the Mid PHRF fleet. In the J-24 fleet it was a tight race but as usual in one-design fleet, the start is the key to the race.
As a J-24 sailor, I should mention how MUCH I hate it when a J-22 beats everyone in my fleet.
Congratulations Kyle and Doug Meyhoefer for an excellent performance in the High PHRF fleet.
We had some great photography for this third race of the series. Thank you everyone that shared your experience on these wonderful Wednesday nights. What would we do without them!!!! Beer can racing, my foot. This is how we all keep SANE!
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Dana Stewart | She Devil