Gibson Island Yacht Squadron

Lawson Rum Bucket

November 16, 2013

 

Gray overcast skiesand a light northerly (forecast called for an easterly) greeted the six Penguin teams that descended on Gibson Island once again for the Lawson Rum Bucket regatta.Murray Leigh served as PRO and with the assistance of Bob Urban with help from Joe Fernon.They ran 6 races, ranging from 12 to 25 minutes each.The heavy cloud cover suppressed the sunshine and thetemperaturenever reached the advertised 60 degrees, instead lingering in the low 50ís with the dampness makingfor a chilly day which took its toll on the young crew.Rick Truett sailed the Class owned Penguin with son Jack (Rickís first time back in the Penguin in many years.)Will Wagner with son Dylan had a good time on the water, but retired to warmer confines ashore after three races.Scott and Charlie Williamson started out but after a couple of races, Charlie opted for time with grandpa Joe on his lapstrake Rattie and Scott single-handed it, asdid Martin Krafft and Amy Krafft.Charlie Krafft with Donna McKenzie rounded out the fleet and managed to take home the Rum Bucket yet again.This is a beautiful venue for late season sailing and the hospitality of the GIYS in hosting us is greatly appreciated. Next year, maybe we will fill the Rum Bucket as was done in years past.

 

Boat

Skipper

Crew

1

2

3

4

5

6

Total

9478

C. Krafft

D. McKenzie

2

2

1

1

1

3

10

7703

S. Williamson

C. Williamson

4

1

2

2

2

1

12

9630

M. Krafft

 

1

3

3

3

4

4

18

9676

Amy Krafft

 

5

5

4

4

3

2

23

9683

W. Wagner

D. Wagner

3

4

5

DNS

DNS

DNS

33

9575

R. Truett

J. Truett

6

6

6

5

DNS

DNS

37