WOW! This was our FIRST year and also the FIRST LGBTQ charity regatta in the MIDWEST!
We brought together people from 3 states, with diverse sailing backgrounds. Some had never been on a boat, some had spent most of their life on boats. Others had never done a race, and some were seasoned Mac teams. We had some who had never been to a yacht club, while others were club officers. Some knew their vessel tip to stern, and others were still learning their rigging.
We had 15 boats registered to start the race, ranging in size from 27' to over 40'. Of those, 3 finished the race. Sadly, just as our fleet was rounding the crib, the wind died! Many dropped out, those who did stay had their skills and vessels tested in the extreme light air.
1st - USA 0076 Mise en Place Beneteau 381 Paul Thompson
FT21:49:09, ET0:02:49:09, CT0:02:38:26
2nd - 00000 Mary Poppers Beneteau First 36.7 Graham Sauser
FT 21:44:33, ET 0:02:44:33, CT 0:02:47:54
3rd - 60720 Lighten Up Beneteau
FT 21:55:32, ET1:02:55:32, CT1:02:35:49
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