Quickie S Class Races

By TED BURT

The S Class has been looking forward to more, shorter races. Apparently they have been bored sailing for over an hour, following the leader and arriving late for their post-race parties. Today they got their wish, and boredom was not an issue. The largest S Class fleet of the season crowded the starting line, realizing that it wouldn’t pay to be followers in a short course. Sure enough, in both 30 minute races the separation between finishers was mere seconds. Olive jumped to the best start both times, winning the second race of the day by a mere two seconds.

A small fleet of only seven H Class boats competed in the single race, a multi-legged affair fought along the shore between Quissett and Penzance Point. Tom First once again lived up to his name, nosing out Mike Garfield by less than half a minute. A building southeast wind held throughout the afternoon, providing good speed in relatively calm waters. We’re not sure why a number of regulars missed this great sailing day. Maybe they were resting up for the QYC Annual Ball that evening. If so, they risked the chance of being asked to leave the floor in the elimination dance because they hadn’t been sailing that day. The elimination dance is, as everyone knows, the precursor to the Mop Dance, where we get a chance to dance with Mr. Quissett (or Miss Quissett, depending on the year).

Race Committee:  Ted Burt, Wendy Martyna, Sarah Meigs, Noah Garfield

H Class Series Race # 4

 1. Olivia Tom First & Nick Steinert 59:42
 2. Phoenix Mike & Emma Garfield 1:00:08
 3. Allie Rose Tim & Chuck First 1:00:30
 4. Found It Mort Saunders, Ethan & Alden Burt 1:01:29
 5. Moxie Tom & Tom Tullius 1:05:00
 6. Swizzle Ted Grayson & Erik Egleston DNF
 7. Sarah E Michael & Michael George DNF

S Class Series Race # 2

 1. Olive Josh Bernstein, George Walters, Nick Hunnewell 29:50
 2. Teaticket Alan Haigh, Alison Smith, Sam Ward 30:22
 3. Radiant Doug and Kathy Cooper, George Hunnewell 30:49
 4. Volante Eric and Sia Karplus 31:40

S Class Series Race #3

 1. Olive Josh Bernstein, George Walters, Nick Hunnewell 29:29
 2. Teaticket Alan Haigh, Alison Smith, Sam Ward 29:31
 3. Volante Eric and Sia Karplus 29:38
 4. Radiant Doug and Kathy Cooper, George Hunnewell 30:27