The Race Conditions
What a race in 2017! Perfect wind from the start, all the way to the end. Winds were out of the ENE around 20kts, gusting up to 25 at times. Those who could flew spinnakers, while the big boats almost danced with glee.
The race was officiated by Eastport Yacht Club (EYC), who were kind enough to supply not only the officials, but also the start boat and reaching mark. Many thanks to them for all their expertise.
Everyone was glad to welcome Schooner Virginia back after her multi-year absence. Schooner Brilliant also made a re-appearance, all the way down from Mystic, Ct., and the boat that got the most attention for sheer perseverance was “Flower of Caithness,” whose owners Tom & Katie Guy shipped her from Scotland on a container ship and installed the rig overnight while the rest of us were enjoying the Parade of Sail and crew dinner at the Polish Home Club.