Friday June 11, 2021 03:28PMon
FBYC sailors take first place in A2N (Annapolis to Newport) ORC 4. The 475 nautical mile race breaks down into three legs, down the Bay, Ches Light to Block Island, and Block Island to Newport finish. The Bay was finicky as usual with everything from light breeze, to no wind, to 15 knots. The crew battled with competitor Integrity, a Navy 44, and were side by side exiting the Bay. At Ches Light the chutes went up and the run to Block Island was on! Fair winds and following seas to Block Island were enjoyed by all!
Supposedly we kept block to our port, but with all the fog we didn’t see land until we were within 100 yards of finish. All in all, a great effort from the crew, representing FBYC in this epic 38th running of a race that started in 1871! Congratulations to Jimmy Cobb (Past Commodore), Glenn Doncaster, Rebecca Doncaster, Hans Kalkofen, Jerry Latell, Meriwether Roberts, Andrew Spencer, and Paul Wash (Past Commodore).