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The 20th Annual Shipwrights Regatta finally sailed on March 5th, after a postponement the week before due to snow, sleet, and high winds. The weather was considerably nicer for the second try, with 5-12 knots of wind, 40-50 degrees, and even a brief period of sunshine. 27 boats registered for the event, and 20 actually made it to the water. The course was a little confusing since the wind would not cooperate with the predetermined North or South choices on the Race Instructions. When you read the race results, please keep in mind that as many boats missed a rounding as not, and it was impossible for the Race Committee to keep up with who did and didn’t exactly follow the course. And then there were the inshore small boats who choose to do the “long course.”
It doesn’t matter. This is a “fun”, get your boat ready and your mind set for the racing season, kind of event.
May I have the Envelope Please, And the Winners Are ….