2006

Fall  Series

 

 

 

For the fall of 2006 we are participating in the Monday night West Bay Yacht Club Series, the Tuesday night Appanoag Harbor Yacht Club Series.  Tonya got her J-24 in the water and Charley is crewing for her on Mondays.  Charley's son Gus is skipper for a number of the Monday night races.  Because of the shorter daylight hours these races are on the inside course, inside Greenwich Bay.  These are especially tricky for bigger boats like Thunder because rigging and executing spinnaker changes is more of a task.  We don't have long to repack the chute, gybe, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . 

 

 

9/11/06  First race of the West Bay Yacht Club Fall Series

crew: Gus, Roberto, Chris, Jeff, Greg, Cliff

  The WBYC Fall series begins.  Gus takes over the helm as skipper for Thunder.  Stiff wind dying off throughout the night.    

 

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9/12/06  First race of the Appanoag Harbor Yacht Club Fall Series

crew: Charley, Jim, Tonya, Jeff, Greg, Roberto, Chris, Richard D.

The AHYC Fall series begins.  A long course in a dying wind.  Probably the latest finish all year so far, after nine o'clock.  Drifting with virtually no wind at times.  The skipper even started telling jokes.  Never does that during a race.

 

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9/18/06  West Bay Yacht Club Fall Series

crew: Gus, Jeff, Greg, Cliff

More blood on the decks, chipped tooth and chipped gel coat.  Gus did pretty good, again.  Jeff's face plant kind of threw everything off.  Winds 10-12, S-SE.

 

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9/19/06  Appanoag Harbor Yacht Club Fall Series

crew: Charley, Tonya, Roberto

Power crew.  No pictures

 

 

 

9/25/06  West Bay Yacht Club Fall Series

Thunder didn't race.  The syndicate raced on No Time.

 

9/26/06  Appanoag Harbor  Yacht Club Fall Series

crew: Charley, Tonya, Jim, Jeff, Greg ?

Light wind, sailing into the dark.

 

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10/2/06  West Bay Yacht Club Fall Series

crew: Charley, Tonya, Roberto, Cliff, Brian, Jeff

A high plains drifter.  Last of the West Bay series races for the year.

 

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10/3/06  Appanoag Harbor Yacht Club Fall Series

crew: Charley, Jim, Jeff

Trial by fire on the bow.  Nice wind and a beautiful night for the last series race of the year.

 

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Stay Tuned

 

Marina getting ready for the end of the season.

Sticks to mark moorings during the winter ice.

 

 

 

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