Saturday, June 1, 2013

Massapoag Capsize Club Part II

Sailing like this is slow.
(Photo by Bob Gaffney)

This year's Spring regatta picked up right where last year's fall regatta left off. Nearly 30 intrepid Sunfish and Laser sailors braved heavy winds and 30mph gusts at the 6th annual Sunfish/Laser Regatta.  Capsizes and difficult shifty conditions were the order of the day. A lot of people found out just how slow sailing upside down really is.

In the Sunfish B fleet, Mark Stoughton put up 3 firsts and 2 seconds to take first place in the B fleet.  The score doesn't show how close the racing was between Mark, John Houstle and Harvey Davidson, with all three of them trading the lead throughout the races.

After leading at the A fleet at the lunch break, Kevin Buruchian waged a close battle with Amanda Callahan and Bill Brangiforte.  Bill won the day by just two points over Kevin and Amanda, who were tied, with Kevin taking the tiebreaker for 2nd.

John Eckart bested the 14 boat Laser fleet, putting in a solid performance throughout the day.

Diane Kampf has created a Flickr page with a series of excellent photos of the regatta, including some outstanding shots on the water taken by Bob Gaffney.

Sunfish Fleet Results are here:
Full results are on the Massapoag yacht Club web site:

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