There are some real fireworks coming from the PHRF-New
England championship last weekend. Hack bullshit at a PHRF regatta
– what a surprise!
first pathetic story sees Doyle Sails’ Jud Smith sliming his way into
the championship by protesting and DSQ’ing the leading Melges 32 for
not wearing their PFDs. From ‘sqlhacker’ on the 32 “Goat”:
Judd ‘pulled it out?’ I call BULLSHIT. The reality is that Jud won
on a fanny pack protest, not on the water. We all talked about the fanny
pack issue, but, with half the boats wearing them, and half not, we
opted to go without, my call, my bad.. but I’d never be protesting someone
for the issue, or to win a regatta for that reason. Totally bogus. We
don’t do protests in the M32 class, win on the water not in the room.