Mascoma Spring Regatta

by laserd7

Thanks to Sally Sharp for this report of last Sunday’s Mascoma Spring Regatta…

Most of Saturday’s Lake Sunapee sailors headed north on Sunday for the annual Mascoma Spring Regatta, and were glad they did! We were treated to a full day of excellent wind, a 10-12 kt southeasterly for the most part, just about “as good as it gets” on Mascoma Lake. The enthusiastic race committee started the day off with a couple of W-L courses, then mixed in some “O” (modified Olympic) courses – for those of us who still enjoy an occasional reaching leg. 😉

Racing was tight and competitive, with 7 of 8 races being won by a different sailor. In the end Jim DaSilva triumphed, with Hank Thorburn and Dave Frazier 5 points back in a tie for second place. Back on shore, after all the pots of chili were emptied and refreshments consumed, various awards were presented – including a special “congratulations! you’re finally a Master” presentation to Nat Cook (to continue the celebration of his 35th birthday last Friday):

1. Jim DaSilva              19
2. Hank Thorburn       24
3. David Frazier           24
4. Chris Ross                30
5. Eric McCaffrey         31   1st Junior
8. Nat Cook                  51   1st App. Master
12. Jay Livingston        81   1st Radial
14. Bill Fontaine           83   2nd Radial
17. Wendell Smith       114   1st GGM