bay shore regatta september 12, 2017

1. Merry Ann (Bill Cook)

2. Full Circle (Harry Manko)

3. Lady in Red (Ted Drossos)

4. Southern Accent (Jim Gathard)

5. Pandemonium (Gary Sebouhian)

6. Integrity (Bob Figueroa)

7. Fancy Nancy (Lenny Feldman

8. Aleboat II (Eric Winberry)

9. Jolly Mon (Dennis Ahern)

10. Lady Adele (Dave Deruvo)

11. Indigo (David O'donnell)

12. Jubilee (Rebecka Russo)

13. Redhead (Dan Kelley)

14. Papilon (Nick Loretta)

15. Noddy (Jim Papa)

16. Pelagic (Frank Gagliardi)

17. Watercolor (Christy Edwards)

18. Sereia (John Bopp)

It was a beautiful evening with 18 boats racing in a light to medium southwest wind. The first leg was a beat to #6 just east of the bridge. The middle of the fleet was fairly close together as they made their way downwind to #11. During the first half of the seconds leg the wind dropped off a bit but by the end of that leg it began to fill in again. The wind held steady for the remainder of the race. There were many changes in positions on the third and fourth legs of the course which kept the race interesting right up to the finish.

Welcome Jim Gathard sailing his Tartan 37 Southern Accent for his first BSIR race. It was great to see them out there racing with us tonight. Southern Accent looked fast especially considering they weren't using a spinnaker pole on the downwind leg. 

Welcome back Redhead who has missed a bunch of recent races due to pending repairs.

It was great to see Dan Deruvo (Lady Adele) out racing again for the first time this season. Dan was a pretty consistent participant last season. We missed you!

I have to give credit to Eric Winberry (Aleboat) and John Bopp (Sereia) who sail their boats from the Lindenhurst area to race with us. Talk about a long night! Thanks for coming out guys.

I noticed that there were a couple of boats who didn't remember which side the finish mark should be left on. Here's an easy way to remember. The finish mark  should always be left on the same side of your boat as the last mark of the course was. For instance, the last mark of the course last night was to round buoy #3 leaving it to port, therefore you should keep the finish mark #1 on your port side as you finish the race. Everyone ultimately finished properly.

(Course #13, Distance 5.8nm, Wind SW 5-11)