Tuesday, May 15, 2018

2018 Newport Fleet Regatta - Duane Delfosse

  • People had FUN!  4 races with wind ranging from 8 to 20+ in the puffs sailing Saturday. Sadly, too little wind in the AM Sunday
  • 7 Boats attended!  
    • Sol and Grace
    • Peter and John
    • Mike B and two different crews including Brendan Larabee from Stamford CT
    • Tom H. and Mike K
    • Tom K. and Gordon
    • Duane and Georges
    • Mark L. and Andy 
  • W/L - 2X  courses, short with lots of tacks, gybes and sets.
  • THANKS to John Ingalls for scrounging an RC RIB
  • THANKS to Vinny Pattavina for doing RC
  • THANKS to Mike Komar for pulling it together as regatta chair 
  • Carnage included a pulled out main sheet cleat (Tom K) a shredded kite and broken Trap hook (Duane) and miscellaneous other smaller damage among the boats.
  • Tom Kivney and Gordon were leading handily after 3 races with 4 points until their main sheet blew up.  Mike K and Tom H ended up winning the day (8 points) with Peter/John in second (9 points) and Tom and Gordon slipping to 3rd (12 points).
  • Although there was no racing on Sunday, Sol/Grace and Mike/Brendan found some wind in the afternoon to score some practice.
One of the highlights was the get together with Ted and Amie Saturday evening at a classic Newport watering hole.  The fleet wishes them well in their adventure off to Guam quite soon.

If you plan to attend the Wickford Regatta, please sign up soon!

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