Sunday, April 27, 2014

MYC @ BYC Wraps up for the Season

2013-14 BYC Frostbite Skippers
Top Row from Left: Doris Aschman, Andy David, John Hause, Bill Brangiforte, Scott Greenbaum, Bernadette Levesque, Alan Silk
Front Row: Corey Charles, Mark Stoughton, Eric Woodman
Not Pictured: Ken Charles, Erin Abbot, Gary Werden

The 2013-14 Frostbite season has come to a close. Ten skippers showed up today for the last day of close racing in both the A and the B fleets.  The weather threatened not to cooperate early, with rain and very light north winds, but as the day progressed, the weather acquiesced and became warmer, although the winds kept up their fickle nature.

Andy David and his family celebrate his first place win
with BYC Race Committee Chair Leo Berendes
The unsteady winds allowed skippers to open huge leads, only to lose them minutes later. It also allowed skippers in the back to make up a lot of ground. The skipper who rounded the windward mark first wasn't always assured of a win, on in some cases, even second place.  It allowed Mark Stoughton to spend most of the last race race of the day in a distant dead last, and surge in the last 500 yards to a close fifth place finish. Bill Brangiforte squeaked by Eric Woodman and Scott Greenbaum to take first place in the A fleet for the day. John Hause edged out Mark Stoughton by one point for first in the B Fleet.

Andy David took home the 1st place trophy for the season with an astonishing average of 2.7 points. Bill Brangiforte and Ken Charles took second and third, respectively.  MYC was well represented in the B fleet. Barrington's John House took first, MYC took the rest of the places with Mark Stoughton taking second and Bernadette Levesque, third.

As the frostbite season ends, another season begins.  The Massapoag Sunfish Racing season starts next Sunday at 1:30, with a three week tune up series, then the serious racing starts with our Sunfish/Laser regatta on May 31, and the Saturday Sunfish Series begins on Saturday June 7 at 3:00.

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