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We had a nice turnout for this year’s Bayweek regatta. Twelve racers from throughout Ohio came to enjoy the island along with the other boats participating in the I-LYA Bayweek Sail Regatta.
Everyone got a bonus tourist pass on Friday when the wind dropped to zero before we left shore and racing was postponed twice. Sadly, the winds never filled in. Everyone got to spend the day visiting their favorite watering holes and restaurants. The Commodore got everyone in the spirit by having the Mount Gay Rum party start three hours early.
Missing the first day of racing was unfortunate but on Saturday we got in 4 good races in 6-10 knots. Racing was tight, but the first day finished with Doug Seib ahead in points, followed closely by Bob Everson and Jim Hildebrandt. Sunday dawned with slightly better winds with the goal of getting in 3 more races. With the higher winds the reaching legs were a blast. Doug took the first race but Bob, sailing very well, took the second. The third race started well, but some congestion at the first windward mark made for some interesting sailing. Bob got away from the mess and sailed on to a one point overall victory.
Congratulations Bob for winning his first Bayweek regatta and the Borman trophy for winning the largest one design class.
Hope next year traveling will be easier so that more of you can visit us and enjoy a little “island life”.