We were rafted up waiting for the fog to lift and breeze to fill on Sunday, the last day of the last T-Bird Regatta for 2017. Breeze finally filled in after a couple of postponements. There was a bit of alcohol involved and we happened to be DDW to the RC. Why not stay rafted and throw some kites up? It turned out to be the right decision. made it the .75 miles to the RC just in time to break up the barge and get ready for the first gun!
The T-bird fleet in Boston has grown from 5 in 2010, to 14 boats in ’17 and we have 2 more arriving this fall. It’s a scrappy fleet of young and old and having sailed on everything from TP 52’s, Fast 40’s and RP 56’s in Handicap, I always find myself making more room in my schedule for Tank, my Thunderbird.
Cost of entry is very low, and you wont find a fleet with more camaraderie in the North East. Friends and fun make sailing enjoyable. Both are plentiful in Fleet 5.
Title inspiration here.