21-Aug-2012

Nantucket Race Week

Nantucket Yacht Club 12 Meter Regatta (8/16-817)

Day 1 - light winds which only allowed one shorten race. Day 2 - perfect conditions!  Flat seas with 10-15 WSW and sunny skies.  The Classic Division ( with chutes) American Eagle took 2nd, Weatherly 3rd and Nefertiti 4th.   Nantucket Yacht Club once again ran a great regatta.

The Opera House Cup (8/19)

Nine 12 Meter yachts on the starting line with good conditions.  Flat seas, winds 10 NE and clear skies.  As the race proceeded the winds continued to shift and drop making for challenging racing tactics.  Weatherly was the first to cross the line narrowing edging out Intrepid by a few feet.  The Vintage division yachts took home the silver due to handicap alowances.  Fun yet frustrating racing but as always a beautiful collection of wooden yachts at The Opera House Cup.  Wooden yachts of all styles and types came out for the 40th Annual Opera House Cup.

Monday the 12's had a light wind day to sail back home to their Newport waters!

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