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Photo Credit: Doug Reynolds
Reflecting the increasing popularity of doublehanded racing, LYC and the Storm Trysail Club created the Bitter Ender, a season-closing doublehanded regatta sailed for the first time last Friday night, October 13. Starting off the Breakwater, for this year’s race PRO Mark Dailey opted for the “short course” (62.2 nm) not knowing if the wind would hold.
Unique to the Bitter Ender is its starting “window” from 1500 – 1800, whereby each boat could determine its optimal start time considering current and the forecast winds. With an ebbing tide Friday afternoon, seven of eight boats competing chose to start within the first five minutes of the window opening.
STC/American Yacht Club’s Sunfast 3300 BYTE sailed by Rob and Collin Alexander finished at 2310 taking first on elapsed and corrected time. THIN MAN, sailed by Todd Aven and Gerard Girstl placed second while LYC/STC sailors Will Ingraham and Rich du Moulin were third on Will’s J/124 TENEBRAE.
Check out the full results here.