Frostbite and Comet Pumpkin Bowl
Regatta results last updated: Saturday, November 07, 2015 1:08:45 PM CDT
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PRO: Doug Firth
Eight Penguins competed for the Region III championship at the Tred Avon Yacht Clubís Frostbite Regatta on November 7th, 2015.† Balmy and record high 80 degree temperatures on Friday didnít last and we were greeted with a stalled cold front that couldnít make up its mind.† The wind started out light and out of the southwest.† By the time we were ready to race, it had started to trend to the west and then northwest, before eventually ending up out of the north.† The light winds gave way to a pretty brisk breeze and a persistent light to moderate rain, that made it feel like frostbite weather.† The Penguins were a bit feisty for the first start and had a general recall.† After a quick realignment of the start line, Bill Lawson won the first start and led around the one lap windward leeward course.† He repeated the pattern, not necessarily winning every start, but sailing smartly to take the 2nd and 3rd races too.† The wind kicked up a notch after race 2 as the front apparently passed through.† In race 4, Sandy McAllister found a nice left shift (right had been the way to go in some of the earlier races) and took the bullet after Charlie Krafft suffered a shroud control line failure.† Elizabeth Wainwright and Wendy Grubb took an inaugural sail in their new (to them) Penguin 7702.† Philip Logan borrowed the Class owned boat and did well.† Since Jonathan was unavailable, his daughter Annie teamed up with Sandy McAllister and Sandy managed not to capsize and finished third to boot.