Aug. 13-14, 2016
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Regatta results last updated: Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:36:01 PM CDT
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The Tred Avon Yacht Club’s Annual regatta was held under an excessive heat warning. Saturday, a southwesterly breeze ranging from 8 to 14 knots kept the competitors reasonably cool, at least while they were on the water. The sand on the beach was too hot for bare feet though. Jonathan and Annie Bartlett excelled in the breezy conditions, winning the first two races with Bill Lawson, with wife Colette Preis trading 2nd and 3rd with Charlie Krafft sailing with Donna McKenzie. In race 3, Scott Allan sailing with his son Stewart took advantage of a few boats starting early, who were then late to return, and won the race, and posted a third in the 4th race. Unfortunately, the heat was a bit too much and they retired during race 5. Chris Conway, sailing with his daughter Campbell, enjoyed the breezy conditions on Saturday and posted a 4th place overall.Sandy McAllister with a young crew finished fifth, with many close downwind finishes. Jeffrey Cox was sailing with his son Ian sailing in the newly refurbished Pywackette with a sail donated by Chris Conway. David Cox had a young crew who managed 4 of the 5 races on Saturday, but opted to stay ashore Sunday, as the wind dropped considerably making the heat much more of an issue. Elizabeth Wainwright and Wendy Grubb had Blonde Ambition out for the first regatta this year, but unfortunately took a swim, which ended their day.
Sunday, there was a nice breeze when we arrived at the club, but it quickly faded as the temperature warmed up. Sailing with Snipes and Senior Laser, at least the overlap between the fleets was less severe than it was on Saturday, when the Snipes were returning to the leeward mark just after the Penguins started in several of the races, making for some congested sailing. A three minute starting sequence would have been a better choice to allow more flexibility in getting all of the boats racing more quickly.
Despite the heat, the trophy presentation at Harleigh was exceptional, as always.