2006 Special Races
WBYC Fantastic Plastic Regatta
June 24, 2006
crew: Charley, Tonya, Jeff, Greg
A race for boats over 20 years old. The day started off with a most prodigious early morning rainstorm. It had slackened by race time, continuing to threaten, though only ever managing a few sprinkles during the regatta. The course, about ten miles long, took us south near the weather subdued air show at Quonset Air Base: A buoy, Round Rock, Calf Pasture Point, Pine Hill, R-8 and back to A. There were two classes with four boats in ours, all non-spinnaker. The wind was almost non-existent at race time so the start was delayed a while. When we did get the start it was still only 2-4 knots. However, the wind picked up to a respectable 10-14 knots as we worked our way out of Greenwich Bay. We got the gun.
Tonya installing, on the fly, the new line bags she made.
It made us feel like a real race boat. Woohoo.
Actually, they worked great. Fewer dorkings*.
Wing and wing, DDW.
(The main sail on one side and the head sail on the other, going Dead Down Wind.)
Tonya, snacking and tailing.
In a never ending quest for more speed we experimented with novel trim methods.
We got the gun!
Paul and Nelson were the race committee.
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