Official Hardway #19 Recap
As those that were there and those who heard know, it was a true challenge for men, women, and craft. A single group of seven coordinated sailors completed the Hardway in a manner prescribed by the rules.
Official roster of finishers for the Fleet 19, March 16, 2021 Hardway
Charlie Silfvenius: Hardway Commodore
Special commendations go out to those who rendered assistance to those in need and specifically Jeff Kester who found the AWOL boat) and then towed it home. Jeff I am sure we will see you next time around.
This and all Hardways are a collection of stories from the sailors who participated. Some of those individuals (actually most, myself included) did not complete the up and back. There are lessons learned from everyone that hit the ice this past Monday.
I hope to have many of their accounts published for all to read.
Milo Fleming is probably the youngest sailor to complete the Hardway and his story will be posted in the next couple of days. He is working on it between his other high school assignments.
There was a toast made to Leo back at Brewster Beach and I know he is smiling down on all those that attempted and completed the Hardway. The legacy lives one.
I look forward to another attempt next time and know many other sailors do as well.
Sail Fast, Sail & Be Safe,
P.S. I know that people sailed Winni and St George in Maine today. Condition reports are being coordinated and posted for the weekend shortly.