Naples Region 3 Championship Regatta Report
Well, another beautiful weekend in paradise, aka Islandwalk in Naples, Florida.
The Naples Model Yacht Club #108 under clear blue skies and fair winds held the Region 3 EC-12 Championship Regatta. The regatta opened on Friday afternoon with boat and sail measurements and fun sailing for all.
Saturday arrived with clear skies, mild temps, and a light breeze. After 2 seeding races that split 26 sailors into 2 fleets, the Promotion/Regulation system of racing began. As the Saturday racing progressed, the wind increased to 15 mph, A-rigs were changed in favor of B and a few sailors were in their glory. By the end of the day Rick West was out in front followed by John Bottensek and Harry Strunk.
On Saturday night 45 sailors and friends enjoyed a fine
dinner with a lot of salty tales being told.
All protests were handled on the water via 360 turns. The top 5 skippers received plaques with an EC-12 half model and the top three also received Red chevrons.
I would like to thank my 11 person staff some of which were here all 3 days for a great job. It would not have happened without there help.
Region 3 Championship Results