|Those that survived the Damariscotta bumps on Saturday or just didn’t know any better showed up for the New England Champs on Sunday.The same bumpy ice coupled with much more breeze saw conditions that were right on the edge of safety and sanity- As the breeze built some gear failed, some gear was on the way, and some sailors (your author included- my head and heart just weren’t in it that day) decided to err on the side of caution and sat out.
The remaining sailors (who were either more brave or more dumb than the rest of us- “There is such a fine line between stupid and clever” Nigel Tufnel once noted…) proceeded with care and were able to complete three races with no mishaps and the regatta is in the books!
Thanks as always to everyone who made it happen and to Oliver’s brother’s girlfriend for keeping score.
Revised Official Results
James “T” Thieler