Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Regatta that Wasn't

On Saturday, June 17th, Brooklyn's Miramar Yacht Club held the Sherman Leonard Regatta, however neither Mother Nature nor Neptune cooperated with the flotilla.

About 15 boats, representing MYC, Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club, Rockaway Point Yacht Club and Deep Creek Yacht Club made up the fleet.

At 1:00 the fleet took off on the 11-mile race. The wind was light, it read 6 knots on the Race Committee Boat, but it felt much lighter. More than two and a half hours later, the fleet had yet to reach the first mark. The wind had completely died. Shortly thereafter, three blasts of the horn came from the RC boat, followed by the flag that signals "abandonment" of the race. The fleet was grateful.

The race will be rescheduled in July. For details, contact the Miramar Yacht Club Race Committee.

We're curious who took honors in Sunday's Dad's Day Regatta, organized by RPYC.

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