What a fantastic weekend! After 7 great races only 4 points separated 1st place from 5th place in the regatta. Who could ask for more than that? Three Fleet 50 boats made the trip up, and we all had a great regatta. I sailed with Nabeel and Barb Hill on Shadowfax; Bobby Astrove sailed with Brian and Kirsten Burk; and David Fehrle drove Two Little Birds with Red and a Havre de Grace local as crew. For us on Shadowfax holding on to 2nd place came down to the last leg of the last race, and it turned out a bullet by Bobby in that last race (along with a great 2nd day overall for Bobby) helped both Fleet 50 boats to trophy positions for the regatta!
The folks up in Havre de Grace did a great job in putting on a top-notch regatta, as they always do. Moreover, the weather cooperated with wind on both days, even if we did get a bit of drizzle and some very challenging light air and chop on Sunday. Links to the results and a ton of amazing photos are posted here, and you can keep reading here for some of my observations from the regatta. As always, please feel free to add your own comments to this post!
Our friends up in Havre de Grace are hosting the annual Duck Challenge Regatta on August 23-24. This is always a fantastic venue for sailing with a great party as well. The folks in Fleet 192 have asked me to remind you of all of these fun reasons to attend the Duck Challenge:
a) It’ll be fun.
b) It’s close (1-1.5 hr away)
c) There is often crew available (and extra fleet 50 crew are welcome to contact me for a ride)
d) There has always been wind and plenty of races
e) There is some great steak and salmon hot off the grill
f) Cold refreshments (need I say more?)
g) oh yea, lest you forgot….It will be fun !
Read the 2014 Duck Challenge NOR and sign up on the ILCA “Who’s Coming?” list now!
Hello Lightning Fleet 50! Are you getting ready for some fall sailing? Here is a quick write-up from last weekends Duck Challenge Regatta in Havre de Grace, MD, to help get you excited about the upcoming season!
Nabeel was kind enough to ask me to sail with him and Lisbet for the Duck Challenge, and I jumped at the chance. I’ve heard that the folks in Fleet 192 always put on a great regatta for this event, and I had certainly enjoyed sailing up there for the Dixie District Regatta. Leaving the DC area right around 7 a.m. on Saturday gave us plenty of time to get the boat set up and in the water well in advance