Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Scituate Jr. Regatta- Sportsmanship at it's best!

On Monday and Tuesday we sent twelve 420-sailors and 4 opti sailors to Scituate Jr. Regatta. Congratulations to our participants: Andrew Warner, Brian Daley, Erin Sullivan, Pat Watson, Brad Seferian, Mike Sweeney, Max Seferian, Katie Galanis, Alexis Hamel, Sean O'Sullivan, Caroline Bracken, Alex Sobchuck, Ed Goggin, Sebastian Halpern-Reiss, Jake Hawk and Matt Sweeney.

On Monday, WDYC sailor Matthew Sweeney was sailing in the fourth race of the regatta when his mast step malfunctioned. His finishes prior to the boat malfunction were: 1, 8, 1. He was in contention for placing in the regatta. He thought he was down and out for the rest of the regatta but thankfully a SHYC member came to the rescue.  The young SHYC sailor brought her boat to the dock for Matthew where coach Brooke picked it up and towed it out to the race course. Matthew ended up finishing in 2nd place in the Red Fleet and his race finishes for day 2 were 1, 1, 6. He finished the regatta with a total of 18 points. Thank you SHYC!

A big thank you to Coach Brooke for hosting her Opti-A team with her aunt and uncle at their home in Scituate. The team had a blast playing wii, eatting ice cream sundaes and watching shark week at the end of each race day.

The 420- sailors were challenged with light, shifty breeze at Scituate. Even though there were difficult conditions, they still represented WDYC very well! A big congratulations to Andrew Warner and Brian Daley for finishing 3rd out of 37 boats. Max Seferian/Mike Sweeney and Brad Seferian/Katie Galanis had consistent top 10 finishes throughout the regatta. Way to go 420- race teams!