Sunday, May 18, 2014

Racing is Underway!

Some of us race sitting down, some of us race standing up

The Sunfish racing season at Massapoag got underway today after a two week delay because Mother Nature didn't cooperate two weeks ago, and the Mother's Day club holiday last week.  Three skippers were able to make it to the race course today. Well, actually four skippers made it, but John Houstle pulled Race Committee duty today and was keeping score.

The wind played hide and seek all day, and skippers who found what little breeze there was were amply rewarded. In the first race, Gary Werden piloted his new Sunfish to a huge lead over Rick Schlosser and Mark Stoughton in the first race, and repeated the feat to a lesser extent in the second.  The third race featured an upset, as Mark Stoughton found some breeze and beat Gary by several boat lengths. He was about to do the same in the fourth race when Gary caught a puff on the downwind leg and crossed the line about a half boat length in front of Mark.

There is one more week of Sunday racing, and two more Wednesday night races before the Sunfish/Laser Regatta on May 31.

Also, don't forget that Sharon High School Sailing Team is still trying to get some newer boats. Please consider donating to help the kids out. Please make you check out to the Sharon High School Sailing Team, and send the check to:

Sharon High School Sailing Team
c/o Massapoag Yacht Club
P.O. Box 18
Sharon, MA  02067

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