Had the pleasure of sailing with Pettipaug Yacht Club today aboard Weatherly in the Eastern Connecticut 12M Challenge. Six 12Ms were out racing including Intrepid, Columbia, Nefertiti, American Eagle, and Heritage. Crews from Pettipaug, Essex Yacht Club, Essex Corinthian Yacht Club, North Cove Yacht Club, and Thames Yacht Club all participated. It was all just for the fun of it, but done in style! Fantastic to be amongst these boats together racing – the sport’s come a long way but slipping along on that boat was sheer bliss.
Here’s a shot of Heritage putting her bow where it doesn’t belong at the windward mark. They turned a circle for that one! - Anarchist Dan.
June 9th, 2014