Spring Invitational to Atlantique

Saturday May 18, 2019 

1) Windswept, McLaughlin

2) Pandemonium, Sebouhian 

3) Rising Tide, Pizer 

4) Aleboat, Winberry

5) Lettuce Buy, Romaine

6) Czech Mate, Dennerlein

7) Snoopy, Deruvo

What a beautiful spring day to have the first regatta of the season. The race started at noon with the sun shining and a light northerly breeze. This was a downwind start with all boats choosing to sail the west race course down west channel turning East at crazy Charlie and finishing off of the Atlantique dock. The wind went calm as the fleet was sailing downwind down west channel, and a perfect South West wind filled in at around 10-15 knots. Everyone started excellerating with full sails close hauled and making a direct course for the EW channel marker. It was a tight fleet at the finish line with Windswept just beating Pandemonium within a boat length. Coming in a few seconds after was Rising Tide, the first race for the Pizer’s new Sabre, just passing Aleboat on the home stretch. Coming in fourth was Aleboat with Lettuce Buy coming in right after to take 5th place. Czech Mate is usually raced single handed by his skipper as he was today and finished with a 6th place spot. Snoopy rounded out the fleet with a 7th place finish. Most boats came back to the dock for an afternoon of beautiful weather. There was a handful of other SBCC sailboats over at Atlantique to enjoy the spring weekend. This is always a fun destination race and today was no exception. Thank you Bill Wheeler for his race committee duties, it is appreciated by all who raced.