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Race Results -

Of Interest

December 19, 2004

It’s official! Have a Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) crew on your yacht, and you’ll win the Mieco Beach Yacht Club race.

That’s because in the first race, earlier this month, WAM’s Tommy Titus and James Jelai were the yacht Seal’s lucky ‘mascots’ while last Sunday, WAM’s Johnny Boutu, made sure that his yacht Roxanne, skippered by Tom Petty, took line honors and first place on corrected time.

The second race of the season saw five boats competing in what started out to be a glorious day for sailing — sunny skies and 10 to 15 knots of wind from the east. After the leeward mark, however, conditions went from fabulous to ferocious with a huge squall blowing in, forcing the skippers to scramble to shorten sail.  A few more squalls resulted in the boats taking from nearly two and a half hours to complete the 10-mile course.

Club race committee member Ira Hecht reported that second place on corrected time went to Stella, skippered by Terry Forsbrey, while third was taken out by the newly-arrived ketch Tauranga, skippered by Marc Mendelson.  Fourth place in the stormy race went to Seal, captained by Cary Evarts, and the wooden spoon was taken out by Navi-Gator, skippered by Joe McCarthy.

The yacht club’s next event will be the recently-introduced Tuesday Tales, which is open to all and will be held at RRE’s Boknake meeting house on Tuesday, January 11 at 5:30pm. January’s guest speaker will be the highly informative and entertaining Bill Graham of the Nuclear Claims Tribunal.

The club’s next race is scheduled for Sunday, January 16, with the skipper’s meeting cum get together, at the Marshall Islands Resort on the Friday before.

Captions: (please click on link to open picture)
1. Roxanne skippered by Tom Petty
2. Tauranga skippered by Marc Mendelson
3. Smithy Briand on Seal

Author:  Karen Earnshaw



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