Bay Shore Regatta June 27, 2017

1. Full Circle (Harry Manko)

2. Lady in Red (Ted Drossos)

3. Jolly Mon (Dennis Ahern)

4. Pandemonium (Gary Sebouhian)

5. Czech Mate (Chris Dennerlein)

6. Grace (Peter Connelly)

7. Aleboat II (Eric Winberry)

8. Bonked Out (John Mendolia)

9. Fancy Nancy (Lenny Feldman)

10. Pelagic (Frank Gagliardi)

11. Papilon (Nick Loretta)

12.Noddy (Jim Papa)

13. Ripple (Mike Jeshiva)

14. Watercolor (Christy Edwards)

Important: Please remember that there is no race next Tuesday night because of the Fourth of July holiday. That race has been scheduled to be held on Wednesday night July 5 instead. It's still going to be a 7:00pm base start time. 

There was a nice turnout tonight with 14 boats racing. We actually had a small spectator fleet watching us near the finish. It was a beautiful evening with comfortably cool temperatures, low humidity and a nice southwest breeze. Perfect!

Welcome John Mendolia racing Bonked Out and Mike Jeshiva racing Ripple to the Bay Shore Invitational Races. We hope you had a fun time and hope to see you out there racing regularly. It was also great to see that Nick Loretta had so much fun racing Papilon last week that he was out there for his second race of the season tonight.

It's hard to see everything that went on during the race but by watching the tracks on the race app, I noticed that there was some close racing and position changes throughout the night. It certainly keeps things interesting.    

Congratulations to Harry Manko for figuring out how sail fast while his main sail fell into the cockpit of Full Circle during part of one of the upwind legs. It looked slow but seemed to work for him.

Sorry, I didn't have time to write anything about the race last week. I'd like to commend Christy Edwards for getting Watercolor out to race in conditions which were beyond the comfort level of many sailors. She also managed to do a maneuver that I can confidently say, nobody in this fleet has ever done before. Ask Christy about it next time you see her but please don't press her if she is hesitant about sharing. She doesn't like to brag. 

(Course 15, Wind SW 10-16kt)