Steve Scharf has reported from the 2019 T-bird International Regatta in Boston that it was a light wind day, but after a one hour delay they got off three races. Eleven boats participated and the Raven crew got a seventh, a first, and a third putting them in second place at the end of day one. You can see the results on the regatta web site.
Steve, Stig, Simon, and John dominated the regatta with four firsts, three seconds, and one fourth place finish. And in late breaking news Magic Bus has been declared the third place winner. They tied with Invader in points and there was some confusion as to the tie breaking criteria, which as now been cleared up.
Here are the official, final, results:
It was an excellent two days of racing with better than predicted winds and good weather (after the fog burned off).
Labor Day will see the west coast Thunderbird fleet back in Port Townsend Bay for a fabulous two days of racing. Don’t miss out. Sign up, and get the Notice of Race, on-line at the Regatta Network page for the event.
Seventeen races in five days! Everybody was exhausted at the end. But the wind was good and the racing was competitive. All-in-all a great success. Pictures are being uploaded to our photo sharing site.
Good wind for the first two days of racing has allow the race committee to get off four races each day. The top two local boats are Raven in 3rd and Dorado in 6th. There are three more days of racing to go.
Here is the official notice of race, including everything you need to know about the regatta: 2017 Thunderbird Internationals NoR
To see a bunch of really great photos taken by Olga on Invader see the Thunderbird Fleet 2 Facebook page.
NW Regional Thunderbird Championship Regatta 2016
Aerial photos by Gary Lanthrum. Click on a photo expand.
It was another great day of racing. Challenging and shifty, but fun. Final results below the photos
Three great races today. Here are the results from day one.
This fun event is begin held in Port Townsend for the second year in a row. Find all the details and the entry form in the notice of race (below).
And here are the final sailing instructions for the regatta: