Sailing Southwest Florida & Beyond
The race results are in. Click on the links below for the details:
Please see attached for full press release. If you could please forward to appropriate person in your news organization, that would be appreciated!
Photographs available upon request and a press boat is available the morning of October 2nd and 3rd, 2021. Please contact Tom Conwell at 239-247-0713 if you are interested in joining the press boat.
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CMCS Sailing Club, PR Chair
Eleven boats competed in the CMCS Commodores Cup held off of Fort Myers Beach February 6, 2021. PRO, Joe Periard, coordinated the regatta from the Bev and Bob Duff’s committee boat, Chase the Clouds. Cindy Naumann helped record the results. The regatta stared off with light easterly winds and a simple windward leeward race course. The second race involved two “hot dogs” in a clocking sub ten knot breeze. To accommodate the clocking breeze the PRO changed the course to a triangle with the “SC” as new windward mark. The wind built up to 16 knots during the fourth race of the day which consisted of a repeat of the triangle course for the spin and non-spin boats. The cruising fleet sailed a triangle windward leeward course in their final race.
Eric Milbrandt’s yacht, Full Tilt, dominated the winner’s column with four bullets in the Spinnaker fleet. Tom Horner’s boat, Eroica, won the Non-spin class while John Finnegan with his boat, Castaways, topped the winner’s column for the cruising class.
To all Captains,
Thank you all for supporting Summerset. Based on the radio chatter I believe that everyone had a great time and the sailing competition was the right mix of fun and fierce.
Attached are the results.
First, the Lou Tilley Classic cruising race on Sunday was won by Gopher Baroque – Jason Pim and family. See attached for the rest of the results.
Next, thank you to all the racers that came from Tampa, Punta Gorda, Naples and Marco Island. It’s exciting to see the fleet out on the water on such a beautiful weekend. The drizzle on Sunday kept all the sunscreen in the lockers – perfect!
Special shout out to Castaways who absolutely crushed the pursuit race on Sunday (5 minutes ahead of the next boat) moving into first place. Their boat also won the loudest, the most cheering, and the best dancers. Nice Tri was racing for the first time and came close to winning the most cheering making an excellent effort on Saturday, but were outdone on Sunday when the committee could hear Castaways coming four minutes before crossing the finish line.
The pursuit race is amazing – The starts are staggered starting as early as 10:00 and as late as 11:48. Yet 12 of the 19 boats ended up finishing within 10 minutes of each other.
I want to thank all of you for your support and the fun times we have had. As I said on the race course, after four years as racing commodore I am stepping away. We are going to start a sailing adventure and take the boat north to the Erie Canal, the Trent Canal, and into Canada and Georgian Bay.
from Captain James – Rear Commodore of Racing
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