|This was about the only thing that didn't happen while we were racing|
A record number of Sunfish turned out for the 65th Massapoag Annual Regatta last weekend. There were nearly 60 boats on the water in 4 classes, as the race committee more than had their hands full and had trouble keeping up. A record amount of wind also showed up, with steady wind in the high teens and gusts recorded well into the 30's, making for survival conditions at times. The shore crew did an outstanding job, handing out over 700 bottles of water to thirsty competitors, keeping the beer, food and ice cream flowing.
In the Sunfish class, a total of 9 races were held over two days. Kevin Buruchian, who outside of his throwout race never finished worse than 4th, took first place. Alan Beckwith (who claims he needs a new boat, but could have fooled us), finished second and Scott Greenbaum took third.
The MYC Saturday Sunfish Series resumes on September 13. The next Sunfish Regatta is the Yankee Duo, two separate regattas run by two separate yacht clubs at the same venue on Cape Cod.
P.S. Out apologies for the late posting. We at MYCSunfish HQ have been swamped this week, and are just getting to posting blog entries now. Our writers have been taken to the woodshed for retraining.