Here I am celebrating my 2d place finish at the 2015 Heritage Cup awards ceremony. I always feel like a salmon returning to spawn at Sea Cliff - the cove where I first sailed en famille at age 8 on our 18 foot center board boat - a Cape Cod knockabout. Still sailing small boats and still loving it.
The race course was north from host Hempstead Harbor Club to Weeks Point G1, downwind across to the harbor to the mouth R2, close reach to R8, finish. Sailing single-handed I took second, beating the schooner Myth, which struggles going to windward. Ahead of me at the first mark by 100 yards was the Friendship Sloop Natanya. But they rounded the mark, shook out the reef for the downwind leg in 17-21 kts NE and left me in their wake.
|Golden Eye - Bob & Mike Emmert- Regatta Chairmen|
|Natanya - Friendship sloop|