Happy Monday, Frostbiters!
I hope you are all enjoying the lovely, foggy weather this afternoon. Saturday we had quite the opposite - a truly gorgeous, sunny December day.
Day 5 of the frostbite series started off with two blasts on the horn and the AP flag. The predicted breeze of 8 knots NW/ N came and went before we even made it out to the course. After nearly an hour of glass, a SE breeze filled in and we got our first race started around 1:00 p.m. Over the next couple hours the SE 5-8 knots stabilized into a nice 8-10 ESE and we managed to get 4 races in despite the long postponement and an inconveniently timed inbound tanker. The fleet stayed very compressed, with most finishes taking only a couple minutes between first and last place, even with the extra-long downwind at the end of the day.
For the day:
Steve Clancy and Mark Deshong took first with 13 points
Chris Palmieri and Gretchen Curtis took second with 14.7 points*
Matt Marston and Ben Geffkenn took third with 16 points, narrowly beating Gordon Baird and Zach O'Brien at 17 points.
*Redress awarded to Chris Palmieri in Race 3 due to RC error (sorry!), hence the non-integer score..
For the Fall Series:
Chris Palmieri with crews Gretchen Curtis and Brook Assad took first overall.
Matt Marston sailed with Cheney Brand, Ben Geffken, and Dan Marston to take second.
Mark Lindsay sailed with Jim Watson, George Persiantsev, and Kristan van der Voss to take third.
-See full scores for Days 1-5, and Fall Series.
-Sign up of Protest Committee
-Sign up to bring chili or other fun things
A very big thank you to Jen Bodde for bringing in a couple cauldrons of delicious soup, Niko Kotsatos for making an impressive first-time last-minute morning chili, Mark Deshong for braving the North End for rolls, and Ed Marcus for keeping us civilized by supplying paper goods.
Happy Holidays, and see you all in the New Year!