March 6th Catboats on the Water

March 6, 2021
Catboats on the Water - Thoughts by Race Committee Chair Bob Stevens and Pictures by UseppaGin - Another delightful morning on Pine Sound, with a breezy start.  Seven Sandpipers were out, and we ran four races with little more than oscillations in the breeze.  Lunch at Bill’s Grille was another success. Ed King had a fine morning on the water, handily winning all four races.  Kim Lockhart was his crew as Ed showed the way about all morning into both a southeasterly breeze and the incoming tide. Catsup U44 with Andy Hotchkiss at the helm and Dawn as his crew finished in second place twice, and third place once.  Chris Dreher sailed Still-Don’t-Know-Yet U7 to a second place in the fourth race and two third places.  Chris had his dad, Bruce with him as his crew. Paul Beisswenger sailed Spirit U8 with Michael Carmichael as his crew to a second place, and Duncan Rowley skippered PurrFect U4 to a third place with Mark Smith as crew. Brian and Mary McColgan were out as were Heath Wilder and Susan Bentley, and Steve Acuff and George Preckwinkle.  So, seven boats, all counted, on the water in a breezy morning. Dan O’Connell was out with Joel Bentley, Linda O’Connell, Steve Kaufman, and Cindy Ryan helping with the marks.  Aboard Snooper with me were Sydney Stevens on the horns, Ginny Amsler on the camera, and Doug Ryan on the anchor. Another fine time on the Sound with folks we all love to be with.