Jonathan Enright racing Goodwill won the 2017 Sea Sprite this past summer in closely contested racing at Bristol YC in RI on July 16th. He and Bob Catani tied after 2 races, each garnering a first and a second. Jon was declared the winner per the tie-breaking rules of the Racing Rules Of Sailing. We had a record 14 boats racing outside of Bristol Harbor.
I know it is a bit late to post such old news, but there was a protest that took the rest of the summer to resolve. Plus it is a fun story. Plus I knew everyone would like the pictures.
The Bristol YC did an outstanding job of setting a W-L course. The day began with a postponement due to light winds. “Mill about smartly” became the momentary order of the day:
But within 1/2 hour the afternoon sea breeze kicked in, and we started the first race.
The rounding at the first mark got jammed up:
And the sailing continued close for both races.
Here are the final standings:
BOAT SKIPPER RACE1 RACE2 TOTAL
Goodwill Jon Enright 2 1 3
Bramasole Bob Catani 1 2 3
Grayling William Beebe 4 5 9
Hope Lou Marino 6 4 10
Apsaras Bob Rude 5 6 11
Lulabelle Carter Hall 3 8 11
Belligerence John Pagnoni 9 3 12
New Hope Dom Messerli 8 7 15
Zara Chuck Roscoe 7 9 16
Elf Cameron Brule 11 10 21
Phox Evan Ide 13 11 24
Kittiwake Jonathan Medeiros 14 12 26
Artemis Ruth Souto 10 DNS 26
Pod Annie Kelly 12 DNF 28
We had 3 SS23’s from the Sailing School at the Herreshoff Marine Museum crewed by their instructor staff racing this year. They had a great time, and were competitive despite racing in boats that were not really rigged for racing.
Food and drinks on the porch at Bristol YC after the racing was enjoyed by all.
It was a great day!!