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January 11, 2004

Yachts don’t work very well if there isn’t any wind, which is why skippers preparing to sail in the Mieco Beach Yacht Club race spent much of Sunday morning wondering if they’d even make it to the Outrigger Resort start line, let alone make it around the Majuro lagoon course.

But then, at about 11am, a club member bumped into local personality Victor Milne, who said: “Not to worry. Right now it’s low tide, so no wind. When the tide comes up, there will be wind.”

And he was right. Sort of.

The couple of knots of breeze was just enough to push the boats slowly, slowly around the shortened course, with long-time Marshalls resident Kevin Hart sailing his yacht Pteros into first place on handicap.

Just ahead of him across the line was Ron Douglas’ yacht Kaimana, which took third place on handicap. Second place went to Cary Evart’s yacht Seal.

The other boats racing were Stardancer II, Karmaladen, Navigator, and Sailor’s Run.

Following the race, an awards ceremony emceed by Commodore Dee Johnson was held at the Outrigger Jakro Bar, with the Sailor’s Run team pulling the premier prize out of the hat: A free night’s accommodation at the Resort.

Other prizes included a drum of diesel from MEC, Budweiser chairs, T-shirts from MIVA, pizza and beer from RRE, and gift certificates from EZ Price.

The next Mieco Beach Yacht Club race will be held on Sunday, February 15.

Author:  Karen Earnshaw

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