Your fourth Wednesday Night Race continued the “Holy Shirimp Theme” with yet another new winner stunning the field with a dramatic victory.
This Races saw an increase to 12 people and 5 boats make a showing on the course as Kevin and Stephanie P were good enough to take the trouble to bring Wild Wood a Wayfarer down for the event. Thanks guys. It was nice to see her back at Mactaquac
The start was pure confusion with Rod P. and Geoff W rounding the starting mark so far ahead of the fleet it was not a staggered start but a “2 Time Zone” start. But in Pure Wed Nnight Fashion, the race was not to evolve as expected.
Despite being well, well, well back from the line when we all realized the race had started the new team of Stephen L and Ann H a board the Tanzer 26 Raven would take the race. The Raven is new to Mactaquac and has a racing past but no one expected it to take flight, then swoop and soar through a very surprised field.
So, your winner of the fourth “no-timer, no-problem” race series was…… Stephen L and Ann H aboard the Tanzer 26 Raven
A little crow was served from the deck of the Raven to those of us who were a little too dismissive of this new team on an unknown boat. Ann had been “The Cruncher” aboard the Work of Art but we can expect her to seek a promotion after this big win. Oh, the beauty of MSA’s Wed Night Racing and a girlfriend on the winning boat.
Other winners were:
- Widest Age Spread Award goes to Wild Wood for Stephanie and Kevin P.
- Newest Sailor Award goes to La Belle Brise for Mr Benjamin I. who never sailed before
- Best Start Award by a Nautical Mile goes to Sail La Vie and Rod & Geoff
- Most Valiant Award goes to Trevor and Helen for racing despite exiting the cove about the time Rod called the start.
- Best Pizza Award Award goes to Me for the beer and pizza party on the Work of Art!
Finally the weather cooperated and we had the usual post-race analysis, comradely, in fighting, blaming, shaming, name calling, beer, and that cancer-fighting pizza in the cockpit of the Dufour for all to enjoy. My colleagues at work are supporting their Run for the Cure team by selling pizza on Wednesday. So I am fighting cancer one pizza at a time!
Again, “..super fun night”.
Here are the photos on a random order. Seems this blogging software is on crack.