2013 Easter Regatta Reports
Two beautiful days of sailing in Charleston. Breeze on Friday was East 10-15 with lots of ebb current. Three races were completed after a short delay in the morning. We were out of the water by 4pm. Friday evening was a wonderful oyster roast, BBQ and boiled shrimp dinner. Saturday racing kicked off at 11am. Three races were sailed. The breeze was Southwest 7-18 with the current only being a factor in the last race where the right paid big returns. We were off the water by 2pm. Sonny Mevers again was a gracious host for the awards. Congratulations to Robbie Wilkins and his crew for the win. The RC did a great job all weekend of setting good courses with little delay between races. A BIG thank you to those that traveled to Charleston for a great regatta. We hope to see a huge crowd next year fill our new and updated marina facilities and newly renovated club house. The dates are April 18-19, 2014. If the class would like to see any changes to the format, number of races or race days, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Photos are courtesy of CYC Commodore Bill McKenzie.
First Day - Friday March 29
Boats just getting off the water after 3 races today. Forecast was for 6 mph winds but it turned out to be 10-15 after a delay to get the wind to settle down. Started out from the E and slowly switched to ESE with a strong ebbing 3 knot current.
Robbie Wilkins is tied for the lead with his son Reese Wilkins with 5 pts.
MA-4 is in third with 10 pts
Walter Prause is fourth with 12 pts
followed by Chris Hamilton.
Everyone is looking forward to a great oyster roast at the Carolina Yacht Club tonight.
Final Day - Sat March 30
Three more great races. "Best weekend of sailing we could have asked for". West winds today 7-18 mph. Current not a factor in the first two races today but that final race was something all together different. You had to get to the right, and those that did made good gains.
Why is this crew smiling?
No, they didn't win, BUT they were sailing in the Charleston Easter Regatta!!!