AND NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Success was the aim and successful it was, with 19 competing and almost ideal conditions for a championship. The skills of each skipper and crew were certainly put to the test. Winds were by no means predictable, varying from very light during the 1st race, to 20-30 knots in the 2nd, and tapering off slightly for the 3rd. Monday’s racing saw light winds once again, shifting at times, and generally patchy.
Jerry Conway and Mike Lansdown each had a win on Sunday. Monday’s
1st race saw a rapid change in point scores when Conway placed 1st and
Gregg finished in 18th place. Terry, however, established a commanding
lead in the final race and romped in to win the championships.
A special award (Uncle Al's note: the origin of the Lansdown-O'Brien Spittoon) this year will go to Alec Lowenthal who, due to circumstances beyond his control, went swimming during Sunday’s 3rd race. Apparently Alec was standing on the foredeck, attempting to free a snagged spinnaker, when his crew decided they were getting close to the buoy and it was therefore time to gybe. Alec managed to grab the rudder of his Wayfarer as it sped by.
We were pleased to welcome the out of town competitors (who by no means took a back seat) and in capturing 3rd, 5th, 6th and 9th places, they showed most of the local sailors the way around the course. Next year, we hope to welcome competitors from the U.S.A. as well.
The Island YC left no stone unturned to ensure the complete success of the event. We are most grateful to Commodore Jacobs, Gloria Shulman and all those of the IYC who took part in organizing and officiating the series, as well as providing us with complete club facilities and an excellent presentation dinner.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
This year has been an active one for Wayfarer owners. Our numbers are all the while increasing, and several clubs, both local and throughout the province, can boast of having a Wayfarer Fleet. Next year, we will be at it once again with larger fleets and strong competition.
Our congratulations are extended to all owners for having made this year such a success.
Wally CavillThis bulletin was produced on Univac and printed at the rate of 600 lines per minute. Hence the stop press appearance.
(ed note: the original was all in capital letters and printed on computer paper)