Monday, September 03, 2012

AYC on the Road

Three Anacortes boats travelled North to Bellingham for the annual PITCH Regatta held Labor Day weekend each year.Team Handyman and Wild Rumpus competed in Division 6 and Race Knight co- skippered by Ed Kennedy and Mike Hebert participated on the Race Commitee. Both Saturday and Sunday morning the wind filled in solid enough to break out the #3 jibs and the heavy kites. The afternoons featured warm lighter breezes and a total of seven races were completed. Free moorage, free burgers, free camping, free beer and sunshine made for happy skippers and crew. The Wild Rumpus had the ususal Team Estrogen crew, except for Andy, and got off to a rough start with some confusion about the sailing instructions but came roaring back on Sunday with straight bullets. Handyman won the award for the best campground hospitality complete with their own Honey Bucket, BBQ and had to be there! Bellingham boats have been terrific about supporting AYC regattas. It would be nice to set up an AYC Armada next year to win back the Kelly O'Neill Cup that went to OHYC this year.