Tuesday, September 03, 2013

AYC haulin the silverware

The BYC's annual PITCH Regatta held every Labor Day Weekend in the fiendishly tricky windswept bay in front of Bellingham provides sailors an excellent way to cap off the summer racing season. This year the sailors of AYC had a banner year, standing on the podium in three classes. First off, of course are those speedy multihulls with Chris Sherman and Keith Stone showing AC form in capturing second place in winds ranging up to 20 knots. Capt. Mike Strauss in the Bombshell ( can be yours for 19.5k) put the smackdown on the larger vessels to steal 1st place with 3pts to spare. The Little Annie Capt and crew kept the dodger up just in case of inclement weather and battled to a third place for their efforts. Excellent racing coupled with fine hospitality and plenty of sponsor swag made for a terrific weekend. Surely next year you will want to join the fun!