Birthday Regatta Ends in Strong Breeze
Strong wind on the final day of the Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup weekend brought a nice conclusion to a successful event, and left everyone feeling good about the big changes this year.
Congratulations to the fleet winners (and everyone who came out to have fun): Matt Davis in Buccaneer; Steve Campo in Catalina 22; Scott Sharples in Laser; Norm Anderson in Merit 25; Stan Susman in Montgomery 17; Brett Johnston in Multi-Hull; Dianna Andress in PHRF Non-Spin; Mike Hester in PHRF Spin; Joe Barnett in Portsmouth; and James Sears in Viper.
The turnout was very good, with PHRF Spin entering 13 boats and Montgomery 17 and Viper entering 12 each.
This year brought a major revision in the weekend: the elimination of the big tent, replaced by Saturday dinner at the Grille at Pleasant Harbor Marina. The change meant something important to AYC: a profitable event! Thanks to Emory Heisler for innovating and organizing the event and to all the volunteers and participants for making it a success!