Constitution Yacht Club hosts a New Year's Day race each year. The Jack Roberts Memorial Race is named after an early advocate of yacht racing on Boston Harbor. The order of finish was:
How windy was it? Some of the commercial traffic couldn't get away from their berths. Well done racers.
Foot Loose finishing first
Black Seal came up from Hingham
Boston Sailing Center's Grant Matthews in the Mako standing by as crash boat
Rockit tore her mainsail during the off-wind leg and sailed back under jib alone, 2 nm upwind in a breeze. Good sailing, Rockit.
Averisera, New Year's Eve. We found the boat and her lashing frozen solid.
Mama on the fore deck chipping ice with our grandchildrens' toy hoe. The bow line was a block of ice. After working on the problem for a few hours, we said, "the heck with it." and didn't race. Oh well, next year.
Now what is the date of the similar race in Antigua? November is delivery South. Cruise around for a while during December and then race all winter? Hmmm...