We had some interesting results this week. In the Low Cruiser fleet, there was a tie for first place between Spencer Gay (Revelry) and Greg Cash (Impetuous). The Tony Cellamare in Area 51 of the Melges 24 fleet had an impressive 2nd place finish while Michael Wroblewski in Drippin Wet finished 4th in this race. Kurt Stadele in Ole Sole Mio of the Mid PHRF fleet took line honors on this wild evening of wind and rain while his fleet member Jim Kingery in Sotally Tober has had excellent finishes in the last 2 races. Sotally Tober tied for 2nd in race 2-9 and then he won this race. This last race was crucial in the overall ranking in the one-design J-24 fleet with Tom Graham /Mark Turner winning the race. It was a very close contest in the Low PHRF fleet between Patrick Vrana in the J-88 and Sean O’Connor in the J-80 with this last race determining the winner.
A big thanks to race committee of Tommy Sawchuck and Breakaway crew and Darryl Lanier and Instigator II crew. This race committee team not only had to deal with three (3) boats that ran aground on the “hump” by D mark but also an approaching hurricane. What I will remember most about this race is as I started my downwind run back to the finish, the race committee barge and all the boats in that vicinity suddenly disappeared from view. At that point I decided that going back to that area by the race committee barge did not seem like a good idea. We took down as much sail as possible and headed towards a safer area. But unfortunately, the one thing no one could escape was the downpour that occurred just as the first fleets began to finish. This was a challenging race for this team of volunteers and we thank you for your service.
Also a big thank you to Will Brown,who has been working very hard to keep us fed. I am looking forward to our traditional Low County Boil again this year. The “boys” do a great job in providing an excellent Awards dinner.
Thank you Dona Cardenas and Rachael Green for the stunning photos below. I call them the before and after shots.
See you at the awards, Dana.
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Dana Stewart | She Devil