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.
Tight racing in the 2021 Commodores Cup.
Next BOTY race is the 2021 Naples To Ft Myers Offshore Regatta (CMCS)
February 27, 2021.
***** Another Report from Frank Brown of Marco Island *****
The first race started promptly at 10 AM it was a short 2 mile windward leward in 5 knots of air. We did two fast tacks and we were there at the windward mark! We did a bear-away into a jibe straight to the finish, the elapsed time was 19 minutes. Pretty fast and a little hectic. We liked it!
Many kudos to the committee boat Chase the Clouds a Catalina 42 owned by past Commodores, Bob and Bev Duff. They plus Cindy Nauman (also a past commodore)and Joe Periard were on the boat. So it truly was a Commodores regatta!