Saturday, May 12, 2018
The forecast winds of 8-12 knots eventually built to a solid 15 knots with gusts on the west side of Lummi reaching 28 knots. This made for a quick race for most. Counter clockwise proved to be the preferred direct around the island with boats finding current relief along the shores in Hale Pass. The reach across the top of the island where you can spend hours fighting the current was accomplished in just a few minutes. The majority of the fleet enjoyed exciting spinnaker runs down the west side with wind and waves building at the bottom. After a brief but frustrating calm spot in the slot between Lummi and Eliza, the fleet enjoyed beam reach across Bellingham Bay. Some sails weren’t up for the task as Quest blew out their Genoa at the bottom of Hale Pass and Hravn, a spinnaker on the west side of Lummi.
It was a one-design battle between the two Beneteau 36.7s for the Class A and overall winner bragging rights. Congratulations to Dave Steffen and the crew of Vitesse who finished just a few seconds ahead of Jim Johannessen and the crew of Intuition.
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