Frostbite racing results for 1/16/2011

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A symbolic victory! The Frozen Few took to the water using borrowed rigs that they put on their own boats that had survived.  It was an exuberant day of racing "in adverse conditions" after last week's fire at the Edgewood Yacht Club.

The day was made possible by the strength of friendships, community and neighborhood support. SunFish and Frostbite sailors around New England are pledging their help and making gear available.  

A few of the folks to whom the Frozen Few are grateful for their hard work and generosity among many people include:  David W. and Ray W. borrowed Sunfish rigs from their friends. Bob E. lent his rig and helped organize transportation from Port Edgewood. Theo and MJ, cheerfully provided a Sunfish class flag and the EYC burgee which were hoisted on the starting line. Neighbors offered access to their summer docks. The Port Edgewood folks generously allowed us to use their skiff and floats for transporting gear and sailors to the inaccessible EYC docks. Letty invited the channel 10 news to come out to cover the event. And Jon H. of the sailing school was on hand with the safety boat (and the tv camera man) and directed the complex logistics for day's activities to get us safely out on the water and sailing again. 

All morning, skippers rotated into the race committee boat, to sit out a race so that all skippers could sail in their turn on the next available Sunfish. For even with two loads of borrowed sails, we were short a couple of rigs to get all the skippers sailing at once. The combination of borrowed rigs, strong winds and changing boats made for a lively day of sailing. Never shy, the idle skippers waiting on the Committee boat engaged in good-natured taunts and shouts of encouragement to their sailing pals. Stuart in the Race Committee safety boat, good-naturedly welcomed having the extra company. 

Scores for the day are a little skewed, since not everyone got to sail the same number of races, but that should sort itself out in the results as the season progresses. No one seemed to mind – everyone was just happy to be sailing.




Skipper \ CourseScore
1Ray W.1DNC 1111317
2Fauss31DNC 113119
3David W.2DNC 1134222
4Dave SaundersDNC 11325DNF 829
5Kyle42DNC 112DNC 1130
6GeneDNC 115DNF 86535
7Bill S.645DNC 11DNC 1137
8Catherine7DNF 8DNC 117639
9DougDNC 11DNC 114DNC 11441
10Rob H.56DNF 8DNC 11DNC 1141
DNCdid not competeDid not attend the race or did not come to the starting area.
DNSdid not startSailed in the starting area, but did not cross the starting line.
DNFdid not finishStarted the race, but did not cross the finish line.
DSQdisqualifiedFinished but not scored, perhaps due to a rules violation.
RAFretired after finishingVoluntarily withdrew from the race after finishing, perhaps in response to a protest.

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